Generally - you may be able to deduct costs related to your job search on your tax return. Here are the top six things the IRS wants you to know about deducting costs related to your job search.
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As long as you are paid for services you perform - that is a job - and you should be paid at least a minimum wage.
If you receive a training while on the job - that will not change anything.
The question is - if that is a new occupation for you - in this case costs related to your job search are not deductible,
but as long as you already employed in the same occupation - costs related to your job search are deductible job related expenses.