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Customer: I'm a W2 Contractor for Apex. I am not reimbursed (I have a letter from them stating this) for my expenses and would like to know what I can deduct when filing 2015 tax return.
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Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  Lev replied 11 months ago.

If you are an employee, you may be able to deduct your work-related expenses as an itemized deduction (subject to limitations) on Form 1040, Schedule A, Itemized Deductions.
You must keep records to prove the expenses you deduct.
If your employer reimbursed you or gave you an advance or allowance for your employee business expenses that is treated as paid under an accountable plan, the payment should not appear as income on your Form W2, Wage and Tax Statement. You do not include the payment in your income, and you may not deduct any of the reimbursed amounts.
Generally, you must use Form 2106 or Form 2106-EZ to figure your deduction for employee business expenses and attach it to your Form 1040, US Individual Income Tax Return. You then take the deductible expenses on Form 1040, Schedule A as a miscellaneous itemized deduction subject to the 2% of adjusted gross income limit.

Let me know if you need help with any specific expenses.