If you work as a salaried employee for a company and use your own personal cell phone for business, you may claim a deduction for this expense on Form 2106 which is the form used for nonreimbursed employee expenses. Your total expenses in this category will then transfer over to Schedule A and become part of your itemized deductions.
If you do not itemize your deductions, you would not be able to claim this deduction.
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Thank you hickory
i get percentage not salary does this count
Hello again hickory,
As long as you are a regular employee of the company, as opposed to an independent contractor, that is how you would claim a deduction for this expense. Regular employees have their earnings reported to them on a W-2 form.
If instead you are an independent contractor and the company reports your earnings on a 1099 form, then instead of using Form 2106 to deduct this expense, you would deduct the expense on Schedule C of your tax return.
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