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When you are a W-2 employee, permanent or contract, commuting miles are not deductible. If you drive to other locations as part of the job, it is financially better to get a mileage reimbursement from your employer. Otherwise, expenses related to this job are deducted as Miscellaneous itemized deductions, subject to the 2% floor. This means you can't deduct any expenses unless you itemize AND the total expense exceeds 2% of your gross income.
If you enroll in the company medical plan, you save taxes on the premiums. However, the premiums are so high that it doesn't make sense. If you buy an individual policy, you may include this expense as a medical deduction if you itemize. Keep in mind that medical and dental expenses are only deductible if they exceed 7.5% of you gross income.
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