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Our tax home is in Colorado. My wife accepted a good healthcare

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Our tax home is in Colorado. My wife accepted a good healthcare job in Virginia. She is a full-time employee of a hospital, and expects to be there for two years. Her job began January 2, 2013. Are her apartment rent and utilities tax deductible as a cost of employment? She is a PICU manager.

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I'm afraid your wife's tax home is now in Virginia, so that her expenses there are not deductible.

Arthur Rubin :

Unless her job was expected to last less than 1-2 years (for different definitions of "tax home"), her tax home is at her new job. Your tax home might still be in Colorado if you have a job there.

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