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How long is the assignment where your work is taking you away from home?
This is not travel, this is living correct?
I have been in Alaska for 18 months to date. Likely another 2 years. Company relocated me from Alberta, Canada. I am paid a monthly living allowance as well as a travel allowance as I am expected to take home leave 4 times a year.
Okay then this is not a "temporary assignment" which means that it would last less than one year
So, you cannot deduct your living expenses
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Ha! Ha! I won't shoot you! Just wanted a 2nd opinion as I have been told the same thing by my accountant here in Anchorage. Thanks!
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