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I am a truck driver delivering goods nationwide. When itemizing

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I am a truck driver delivering goods nationwide. When itemizing deductions where do I enter the $59.00/day deduction for meals on Schedule A, what line?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  Tax.appeal.168 replied 1 year ago.
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Line 28 (Other Miscellaneous Deductions) on the Schedule A.
REFERENCE SOURCE:
http://www.irs.gov/publications/p463/ch06.html
Expert:  emc011075 replied 1 year ago.
Hi. Another expert here.
You will use form 2106 to calculate your deduction: http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f2106.pdf
You will enter your per diem on line 5 (Meals and incidentals). Total of 2106 will be carried over to line 21 of your Schedule A. More about Trucker's expenses here: http://truckertaxglossary.com/irs_form_2106/
Let me know if you have any questions.
Expert:  Tax.appeal.168 replied 1 year ago.
ORIGINAL EXPERT HERE.
Form 2106 is for employees. If you are an EMPLOYEE of the company that you drive for, then you would use the Form 2106 as mentioned by the 2nd person. However, if you are not an EMPLOYEE of the company, and you are an owner/operator, you would use the Schedule C. AS an employee of the company the information relating the per diem transfers from the 2106 to the Schedule A as mentioned by the 2nd responding person.
Let me know if you require further assistance with this matter.
Expert:  Tax.appeal.168 replied 1 year ago.
Line 24b of the Schedule C if owner/operator. The bot***** *****ne number from the Schedule C transfers to the Form 1040. As an owner/operator, you do not take the per diem deduction on the Schedule A at all.