Monday, March 25, 2013

Campground Research for Job Search Deduction

Q.  If you spend time on the road researching campgrounds with the purpose of obtaining a camp host position, are any of the road expenses deductible under the job search deduction?

A.  To put on my devils advocate hat, I would say that if they offered you a job, and you made 1 trip to confirm it to be a suitable location for you, and I was preparing your tax, I would take that as a job search expense. I view pre-discovery trips to be problematic. Just my opinion.

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