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What form do you use to deduct living expenses in another town when you get a W-2?

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My husband gets wages on a W-2. He has to use his own truck and boat to get to the work site. He has to buy most of his own food but live in a logging camp set up for him to live in by the job.

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He purchases his own tools for the job. It can't be a Sch C because he gets paid wages and it is reported on a W-2.

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It's considered unreimbursed employee expenses. They go to Form 2106 and are deducted on Schedule A.
For 2018, this deduction is eliminated, so if you guys rely on it, you may want your husband to discuss with his company about setting up an accountable plan where they can reimburse the expenses.
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