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JOB SEARCH EXPENSES THAT ARE DEDUCTIBLE ON YOUR 2010

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					  JOB SEARCH EXPENSES THAT ARE DEDUCTIBLE
          ON YOUR 2010 TAX RETURN
To deduct job search expenses, you must be looking for a job in your present
line of work (not for a new job)

- Resume preparation (drafting, typing, printing, mailing, faxing)

- Employment agency fees

- Recruiters' fees

- Career counseling to assist you in improving your position

- Legal and accounting fees you pay in connection with employment contract
negotiations and preparation

- Advertising for job search

- Transportation costs to job interviews

- Long distance calls to prospective employers

- Newspapers you purchase for searching classified sections

- 50% of your meals you pay for that are directly related to your job search

- Travel expenses if you traveled while looking for a job lodging, meals (50%
of the cost), etc. are deductible only if the primary purpose of your trip is
to look for a job

   -   Keep a log for your travel expenses incurred on your job search




Meira Findel, The Holistic Accountant www.OneStepAccounting.net

				
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