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State tax extension 27. State tax extension   Tax Benefits for Work-Related Education Table of Contents What's New Introduction Useful Items - You may want to see: Qualifying Work-Related EducationEducation Required by Employer or by Law Education To Maintain or Improve Skills Education To Meet Minimum Requirements Education That Qualifies You for a New Trade or Business What Expenses Can Be DeductedUnclaimed reimbursement. State tax extension Transportation Expenses Travel Expenses No Double Benefit Allowed Reimbursements Deducting Business ExpensesSelf-Employed Persons Employees Performing Artists and Fee-Basis Officials Impairment-Related Work Expenses Recordkeeping What's New Standard mileage rate. State tax extension  Generally, if you claim a business deduction for work-related education and you drive your car to and from school, the amount you can deduct for miles driven from January 1, 2013, through December 31, 2013, is 56½ cents per mile. State tax extension For more information, see Transportation Expenses under What Expenses Can Be Deducted. State tax extension Introduction This chapter discusses work-related education expenses that you may be able to deduct as business expenses. State tax extension To claim such a deduction, you must: Itemize your deductions on Schedule A (Form 1040) if you are an employee, File Schedule C (Form 1040), Schedule C-EZ (Form 1040), or Schedule F (Form 1040) if you are self-employed, and Have expenses for education that meet the requirements discussed under Qualifying Work-Related Education . State tax extension If you are an employee and can itemize your deductions, you may be able to claim a deduction for the expenses you pay for your work-related education. State tax extension Your deduction will be the amount by which your qualifying work-related education expenses plus other job and certain miscellaneous expenses (except for impairment-related work expenses of disabled individuals) is greater than 2% of your adjusted gross income. State tax extension See chapter 28. State tax extension If you are self-employed, you deduct your expenses for qualifying work-related education directly from your self-employment income. State tax extension Your work-related education expenses may also qualify you for other tax benefits, such as the American opportunity and lifetime learning credits (see chapter 35). State tax extension You may qualify for these other benefits even if you do not meet the requirements listed earlier. State tax extension Also, keep in mind that your work-related education expenses may qualify you to claim more than one tax benefit. State tax extension Generally, you may claim any number of benefits as long as you use different expenses to figure each one. State tax extension When you figure your taxes, you may want to compare these tax benefits so you can choose the method(s) that give you the lowest tax liability. State tax extension Useful Items - You may want to see: Publication 463 Travel, Entertainment, Gift, and Car Expenses 970 Tax Benefits for Education Form (and Instructions) 2106 Employee Business Expenses 2106-EZ Unreimbursed Employee Business Expenses Schedule A (Form 1040) Itemized Deductions Qualifying Work-Related Education You can deduct the costs of qualifying work-related education as business expenses. State tax extension This is education that meets at least one of the following two tests. State tax extension The education is required by your employer or the law to keep your present salary, status, or job. State tax extension The required education must serve a bona fide business purpose of your employer. State tax extension The education maintains or improves skills needed in your present work. State tax extension However, even if the education meets one or both of the above tests, it is not qualifying work-related education if it: Is needed to meet the minimum educational requirements of your present trade or business, or Is part of a program of study that will qualify you for a new trade or business. State tax extension You can deduct the costs of qualifying work-related education as a business expense even if the education could lead to a degree. State tax extension Use Figure 27-A, later, as a quick check to see if your education qualifies. State tax extension Education Required by Employer or by Law Once you have met the minimum educational requirements for your job, your employer or the law may require you to get more education. State tax extension This additional education is qualifying work-related education if all three of the following requirements are met. State tax extension It is required for you to keep your present salary, status, or job, The requirement serves a bona fide business purpose of your employer, and The education is not part of a program that will qualify you for a new trade or business. State tax extension When you get more education than your employer or the law requires, the additional education can be qualifying work-related education only if it maintains or improves skills required in your present work. State tax extension See Education To Maintain or Improve Skills , later. State tax extension Example. State tax extension You are a teacher who has satisfied the minimum requirements for teaching. State tax extension Your employer requires you to take an additional college course each year to keep your teaching job. State tax extension If the courses will not qualify you for a new trade or business, they are qualifying work-related education even if you eventually receive a master's degree and an increase in salary because of this extra education. State tax extension Education To Maintain or Improve Skills If your education is not required by your employer or the law, it can be qualifying work-related education only if it maintains or improves skills needed in your present work. State tax extension This could include refresher courses, courses on current developments, and academic or vocational courses. State tax extension Example. State tax extension You repair televisions, radios, and stereo systems for XYZ Store. State tax extension To keep up with the latest changes, you take special courses in radio and stereo service. State tax extension These courses maintain and improve skills required in your work. State tax extension Maintaining skills vs. State tax extension qualifying for new job. State tax extension   Education to maintain or improve skills needed in your present work is not qualifying education if it will also qualify you for a new trade or business. State tax extension Education during temporary absence. State tax extension   If you stop working for a year or less in order to get education to maintain or improve skills needed in your present work and then return to the same general type of work, your absence is considered temporary. State tax extension Education that you get during a temporary absence is qualifying work-related education if it maintains or improves skills needed in your present work. State tax extension Example. State tax extension You quit your biology research job to become a full-time biology graduate student for one year. State tax extension If you return to work in biology research after completing the courses, the education is related to your present work even if you do not go back to work with the same employer. State tax extension Education during indefinite absence. State tax extension   If you stop work for more than a year, your absence from your job is considered indefinite. State tax extension Education during an indefinite absence, even if it maintains or improves skills needed in the work from which you are absent, is considered to qualify you for a new trade or business. State tax extension Therefore, it is not qualifying work-related education. State tax extension Education To Meet Minimum Requirements Education you need to meet the minimum educational requirements for your present trade or business is not qualifying work-related education. State tax extension The minimum educational requirements are determined by: Laws and regulations, Standards of your profession, trade, or business, and Your employer. State tax extension Once you have met the minimum educational requirements that were in effect when you were hired, you do not have to meet any new minimum educational requirements. State tax extension This means that if the minimum requirements change after you were hired, any education you need to meet the new requirements can be qualifying education. State tax extension You have not necessarily met the minimum educational requirements of your trade or business simply because you are already doing the work. State tax extension Example 1. State tax extension You are a full-time engineering student. State tax extension Although you have not received your degree or certification, you work part-time as an engineer for a firm that will employ you as a full-time engineer after you finish college. State tax extension Although your college engineering courses improve your skills in your present job, they are also needed to meet the minimum job requirements for a full-time engineer. State tax extension The education is not qualifying work-related education. State tax extension Example 2. State tax extension You are an accountant and you have met the minimum educational requirements of your employer. State tax extension Your employer later changes the minimum educational requirements and requires you to take college courses to keep your job. State tax extension These additional courses can be qualifying work-related education because you have already satisfied the minimum requirements that were in effect when you were hired. State tax extension Requirements for Teachers States or school districts usually set the minimum educational requirements for teachers. State tax extension The requirement is the college degree or the minimum number of college hours usually required of a person hired for that position. State tax extension If there are no requirements, you will have met the minimum educational requirements when you become a faculty member. State tax extension The determination of whether you are a faculty member of an educational institution must be made on the basis of the particular practices of the institution. State tax extension You generally will be considered a faculty member when one or more of the following occurs. State tax extension You have tenure. State tax extension Your years of service count toward obtaining tenure. State tax extension You have a vote in faculty decisions. State tax extension Your school makes contributions for you to a retirement plan other than social security or a similar program. State tax extension Example 1. State tax extension The law in your state requires beginning secondary school teachers to have a bachelor's degree, including 10 professional education courses. State tax extension In addition, to keep the job a teacher must complete a fifth year of training within 10 years from the date of hire. State tax extension If the employing school certifies to the state Department of Education that qualified teachers cannot be found, the school can hire persons with only 3 years of college. State tax extension However, to keep their jobs, these teachers must get a bachelor's degree and the required professional education courses within 3 years. State tax extension Under these facts, the bachelor's degree, whether or not it includes the 10 professional education courses, is considered the minimum educational requirement for qualification as a teacher in your state. State tax extension If you have all the required education except the fifth year, you have met the minimum educational requirements. State tax extension The fifth year of training is qualifying work-related education unless it is part of a program of study that will qualify you for a new trade or business. State tax extension Figure 27-A Does Your Work-Related Education Qualify? Please click here for the text description of the image. State tax extension Figure 27-A. State tax extension Does Your Work-Related Education Qualify?" Example 2. State tax extension Assume the same facts as in Example 1 except that you have a bachelor's degree and only six professional education courses. State tax extension The additional four education courses can be qualifying work-related education. State tax extension Although you do not have all the required courses, you have already met the minimum educational requirements. State tax extension Example 3. State tax extension Assume the same facts as in Example 1 except that you are hired with only 3 years of college. State tax extension The courses you take that lead to a bachelor's degree (including those in education) are not qualifying work-related education. State tax extension They are needed to meet the minimum educational requirements for employment as a teacher. State tax extension Example 4. State tax extension You have a bachelor's degree and you work as a temporary instructor at a university. State tax extension At the same time, you take graduate courses toward an advanced degree. State tax extension The rules of the university state that you can become a faculty member only if you get a graduate degree. State tax extension Also, you can keep your job as an instructor only as long as you show satisfactory progress toward getting this degree. State tax extension You have not met the minimum educational requirements to qualify you as a faculty member. State tax extension The graduate courses are not qualifying work-related education. State tax extension Certification in a new state. State tax extension   Once you have met the minimum educational requirements for teachers for your state, you are considered to have met the minimum educational requirements in all states. State tax extension This is true even if you must get additional education to be certified in another state. State tax extension Any additional education you need is qualifying work-related education. State tax extension You have already met the minimum requirements for teaching. State tax extension Teaching in another state is not a new trade or business. State tax extension Example. State tax extension You hold a permanent teaching certificate in State A and are employed as a teacher in that state for several years. State tax extension You move to State B and are promptly hired as a teacher. State tax extension You are required, however, to complete certain prescribed courses to get a permanent teaching certificate in State B. State tax extension These additional courses are qualifying work-related education because the teaching position in State B involves the same general kind of work for which you were qualified in State A. State tax extension Education That Qualifies You for a New Trade or Business Education that is part of a program of study that will qualify you for a new trade or business is not qualifying work-related education. State tax extension This is true even if you do not plan to enter that trade or business. State tax extension If you are an employee, a change of duties that involves the same general kind of work is not a new trade or business. State tax extension Example 1. State tax extension You are an accountant. State tax extension Your employer requires you to get a law degree at your own expense. State tax extension You register at a law school for the regular curriculum that leads to a law degree. State tax extension Even if you do not intend to become a lawyer, the education is not qualifying because the law degree will qualify you for a new trade or business. State tax extension Example 2. State tax extension You are a general practitioner of medicine. State tax extension You take a 2-week course to review developments in several specialized fields of medicine. State tax extension The course does not qualify you for a new profession. State tax extension It is qualifying work-related education because it maintains or improves skills required in your present profession. State tax extension Example 3. State tax extension While working in the private practice of psychiatry, you enter a program to study and train at an accredited psychoanalytic institute. State tax extension The program will lead to qualifying you to practice psychoanalysis. State tax extension The psychoanalytic training does not qualify you for a new profession. State tax extension It is qualifying work-related education because it maintains or improves skills required in your present profession. State tax extension Bar or CPA Review Course Review courses to prepare for the bar examination or the certified public accountant (CPA) examination are not qualifying work-related education. State tax extension They are part of a program of study that can qualify you for a new profession. State tax extension Teaching and Related Duties All teaching and related duties are considered the same general kind of work. State tax extension A change in duties in any of the following ways is not considered a change to a new business. State tax extension Elementary school teacher to secondary school teacher. State tax extension Teacher of one subject, such as biology, to teacher of another subject, such as art. State tax extension Classroom teacher to guidance counselor. State tax extension Classroom teacher to school administrator. State tax extension What Expenses Can Be Deducted If your education meets the requirements described earlier under Qualifying Work-Related Education , you can generally deduct your education expenses as business expenses. State tax extension If you are not self-employed, you can deduct business expenses only if you itemize your deductions. State tax extension You cannot deduct expenses related to tax-exempt and excluded income. State tax extension Deductible expenses. State tax extension   The following education expenses can be deducted. State tax extension Tuition, books, supplies, lab fees, and similar items. State tax extension Certain transportation and travel costs. State tax extension Other education expenses, such as costs of research and typing when writing a paper as part of an educational program. State tax extension Nondeductible expenses. State tax extension   You cannot deduct personal or capital expenses. State tax extension For example, you cannot deduct the dollar value of vacation time or annual leave you take to attend classes. State tax extension This amount is a personal expense. State tax extension Unclaimed reimbursement. State tax extension   If you do not claim reimbursement that you are entitled to receive from your employer, you cannot deduct the expenses that apply to that unclaimed reimbursement. State tax extension Example. State tax extension Your employer agrees to pay your education expenses if you file a voucher showing your expenses. State tax extension You do not file a voucher, and you do not get reimbursed. State tax extension Because you did not file a voucher, you cannot deduct the expenses on your tax return. State tax extension Transportation Expenses If your education qualifies, you can deduct local transportation costs of going directly from work to school. State tax extension If you are regularly employed and go to school on a temporary basis, you can also deduct the costs of returning from school to home. State tax extension Temporary basis. State tax extension   You go to school on a temporary basis if either of the following situations applies to you. State tax extension Your attendance at school is realistically expected to last 1 year or less and does indeed last for 1 year or less. State tax extension Initially, your attendance at school is realistically expected to last 1 year or less, but at a later date your attendance is reasonably expected to last more than 1 year. State tax extension Your attendance is temporary up to the date you determine it will last more than 1 year. State tax extension Note. State tax extension If you are in either situation (1) or (2), your attendance is not temporary if facts and circumstances indicate otherwise. State tax extension Attendance not on a temporary basis. State tax extension   You do not go to school on a temporary basis if either of the following situations apply to you. State tax extension Your attendance at school is realistically expected to last more than 1 year. State tax extension It does not matter how long you actually attend. State tax extension Initially, your attendance at school is realistically expected to last 1 year or less, but at a later date your attendance is reasonably expected to last more than 1 year. State tax extension Your attendance is not temporary after the date you determine it will last more than 1 year. State tax extension Deductible Transportation Expenses If you are regularly employed and go directly from home to school on a temporary basis, you can deduct the round-trip costs of transportation between your home and school. State tax extension This is true regardless of the location of the school, the distance traveled, or whether you attend school on nonwork days. State tax extension Transportation expenses include the actual costs of bus, subway, cab, or other fares, as well as the costs of using your car. State tax extension Transportation expenses do not include amounts spent for travel, meals, or lodging while you are away from home overnight. State tax extension Example 1. State tax extension You regularly work in a nearby town, and go directly from work to home. State tax extension You also attend school every work night for 3 months to take a course that improves your job skills. State tax extension Since you are attending school on a temporary basis, you can deduct your daily round-trip transportation expenses in going between home and school. State tax extension This is true regardless of the distance traveled. State tax extension Example 2. State tax extension Assume the same facts as in Example 1 except that on certain nights you go directly from work to school and then home. State tax extension You can deduct your transportation expenses from your regular work site to school and then home. State tax extension Example 3. State tax extension Assume the same facts as in Example 1 except that you attend the school for 9 months on Saturdays, nonwork days. State tax extension Since you are attending school on a temporary basis, you can deduct your round-trip transportation expenses in going between home and school. State tax extension Example 4. State tax extension Assume the same facts as in Example 1 except that you attend classes twice a week for 15 months. State tax extension Since your attendance in school is not considered temporary, you cannot deduct your transportation expenses in going between home and school. State tax extension If you go directly from work to school, you can deduct the one-way transportation expenses of going from work to school. State tax extension If you go from work to home to school and return home, your transportation expenses cannot be more than if you had gone directly from work to school. State tax extension Using your car. State tax extension   If you use your car (whether you own or lease it) for transportation to school, you can deduct your actual expenses or use the standard mileage rate to figure the amount you can deduct. State tax extension The standard mileage rate for miles driven from January 1, 2013, through December 31, 2013 is 56½ cents per mile. State tax extension Whichever method you use, you can also deduct parking fees and tolls. State tax extension See chapter 26 for information on deducting your actual expenses of using a car. State tax extension Travel Expenses You can deduct expenses for travel, meals (see 50% limit on meals , later), and lodging if you travel overnight mainly to obtain qualifying work-related education. State tax extension Travel expenses for qualifying work-related education are treated the same as travel expenses for other employee business purposes. State tax extension For more information, see chapter 26. State tax extension You cannot deduct expenses for personal activities, such as sightseeing, visiting, or entertaining. State tax extension Mainly personal travel. State tax extension   If your travel away from home is mainly personal, you cannot deduct all of your expenses for travel, meals, and lodging. State tax extension You can deduct only your expenses for lodging and 50% of your expenses for meals during the time you attend the qualified educational activities. State tax extension   Whether a trip's purpose is mainly personal or educational depends upon the facts and circumstances. State tax extension An important factor is the comparison of time spent on personal activities with time spent on educational activities. State tax extension If you spend more time on personal activities, the trip is considered mainly educational only if you can show a substantial nonpersonal reason for traveling to a particular location. State tax extension Example 1. State tax extension John works in Newark, New Jersey. State tax extension He traveled to Chicago to take a deductible 1-week course at the request of his employer. State tax extension His main reason for going to Chicago was to take the course. State tax extension While there, he took a sight-seeing trip, entertained some friends, and took a side trip to Pleasantville for a day. State tax extension Since the trip was mainly for business, John can deduct his round-trip airfare to Chicago. State tax extension He cannot deduct his transportation expenses of going to Pleasantville. State tax extension He can deduct only the meals (subject to the 50% limit) and lodging connected with his educational activities. State tax extension Example 2. State tax extension Sue works in Boston. State tax extension She went to a university in Michigan to take a course for work. State tax extension The course is qualifying work-related education. State tax extension She took one course, which is one-fourth of a full course load of study. State tax extension She spent the rest of the time on personal activities. State tax extension Her reasons for taking the course in Michigan were all personal. State tax extension Sue's trip is mainly personal because three-fourths of her time is considered personal time. State tax extension She cannot deduct the cost of her round-trip train ticket to Michigan. State tax extension She can deduct one-fourth of the meals (subject to the 50% limit) and lodging costs for the time she attended the university. State tax extension Example 3. State tax extension Dave works in Nashville and recently traveled to California to take a 2-week seminar. State tax extension The seminar is qualifying work-related education. State tax extension While there, he spent an extra 8 weeks on personal activities. State tax extension The facts, including the extra 8-week stay, show that his main purpose was to take a vacation. State tax extension Dave cannot deduct his round-trip airfare or his meals and lodging for the 8 weeks. State tax extension He can deduct only his expenses for meals (subject to the 50% limit) and lodging for the 2 weeks he attended the seminar. State tax extension Cruises and conventions. State tax extension   Certain cruises and conventions offer seminars or courses as part of their itinerary. State tax extension Even if the seminars or courses are work-related, your deduction for travel may be limited. State tax extension This applies to: Travel by ocean liner, cruise ship, or other form of luxury water transportation, and Conventions outside the North American area. State tax extension   For a discussion of the limits on travel expense deductions that apply to cruises and conventions, see Luxury Water Travel and Conventions in chapter 1 of Publication 463. State tax extension 50% limit on meals. State tax extension   You can deduct only 50% of the cost of your meals while traveling away from home to obtain qualifying work-related education. State tax extension You cannot have been reimbursed for the meals. State tax extension   Employees must use Form 2106 or Form 2106-EZ to apply the 50% limit. State tax extension Travel as Education You cannot deduct the cost of travel as a form of education even if it is directly related to your duties in your work or business. State tax extension Example. State tax extension You are a French language teacher. State tax extension While on sabbatical leave granted for travel, you traveled through France to improve your knowledge of the French language. State tax extension You chose your itinerary and most of your activities to improve your French language skills. State tax extension You cannot deduct your travel expenses as education expenses. State tax extension This is true even if you spent most of your time learning French by visiting French schools and families, attending movies or plays, and engaging in similar activities. State tax extension No Double Benefit Allowed You cannot do either of the following. State tax extension Deduct work-related education expenses as business expenses if you benefit from these expenses under any other provision of the law, for example, the tuition and fees deduction (see chapter 35). State tax extension Deduct work-related education expenses paid with tax-free scholarship, grant, or employer-provided educational assistance. State tax extension See Adjustments to Qualifying Work-Related Education Expenses , next. State tax extension Adjustments to Qualifying Work-Related Education Expenses If you pay qualifying work-related education expenses with certain tax-free funds, you cannot claim a deduction for those amounts. State tax extension You must reduce the qualifying expenses by the amount of such expenses allocable to the tax-free educational assistance. State tax extension For more information, see chapter 12 of Publication 970. State tax extension Tax-free educational assistance includes: The tax-free part of scholarships and fellowships (see chapter 1 of Publication 970), The tax-free part of Pell grants (see chapter 1 of Publication 970), The tax-free part of employer-provided educational assistance (see chapter 11 of Publication 970), Veterans' educational assistance (see chapter 1 of Publication 970), and Any other nontaxable (tax-free) payments (other than gifts or inheritances) received for education assistance. State tax extension Amounts that do not reduce qualifying work-related education expenses. State tax extension   Do not reduce the qualifying work-related education expenses by amounts paid with funds the student receives as: Payment for services, such as wages, A loan, A gift, An inheritance, or A withdrawal from the student's personal savings. State tax extension   Also, do not reduce the qualifying work-related education expenses by any scholarship or fellowship reported as income on the student's return or any scholarship which, by its terms, cannot be applied to qualifying work-related education expenses. State tax extension Reimbursements How you treat reimbursements depends on the arrangement you have with your employer. State tax extension There are two basic types of reimbursement arrangements—accountable plans and nonaccountable plans. State tax extension You can tell the type of plan you are reimbursed under by the way the reimbursement is reported on your Form W-2. State tax extension For information on how to treat reimbursements under both accountable and nonaccountable plans, see Reimbursements in chapter 26. State tax extension Deducting Business Expenses Self-employed persons and employees report business expenses differently. State tax extension The following information explains what forms you must use to deduct the cost of your qualifying work-related education as a business expense. State tax extension Self-Employed Persons If you are self-employed, report the cost of your qualifying work-related education on the appropriate form used to report your business income and expenses (generally Schedule C, C-EZ, or F). State tax extension If your educational expenses include expenses for a car or truck, travel, or meals, report those expenses the same way you report other business expenses for those items. State tax extension See the instructions for the form you file for information on how to complete it. State tax extension Employees If you are an employee, you can deduct the cost of qualifying work-related education only if you: Did not receive (and were not entitled to receive) any reimbursement from your employer, Were reimbursed under a nonaccountable plan (amount is included in box 1 of Form W-2), or Received reimbursement under an accountable plan, but the amount received was less than your expenses for which you claimed reimbursement. State tax extension If either (1) or (2) applies, you can deduct the total qualifying cost. State tax extension If (3) applies, you can deduct only the qualifying costs that were more than your reimbursement. State tax extension In order to deduct the cost of your qualifying work-related education as a business expense, include the amount with your deduction for any other employee business expenses on Schedule A (Form 1040), line 21. State tax extension (Special rules for expenses of certain performing artists and fee-basis officials and for impairment-related work expenses are explained later. State tax extension ) This deduction (except for impairment-related work expenses of disabled individuals) is subject to the 2%-of-adjusted-gross-income limit that applies to most miscellaneous itemized deductions. State tax extension See chapter 28. State tax extension Form 2106 or 2106-EZ. State tax extension   To figure your deduction for employee business expenses, including qualifying work-related education, you generally must complete Form 2106 or Form 2106-EZ. State tax extension Form not required. State tax extension   Do not complete either Form 2106 or Form 2106-EZ if: If amounts included in box 1 of your Form W-2, are not considered reimbursements, and You are not claiming travel, transportation, meal, or entertainment expenses. State tax extension   If you meet both of these requirements, enter the expenses directly on Schedule A (Form 1040), line 21. State tax extension (Special rules for expenses of certain performing artists and fee-basis officials and for impairment-related work expenses are explained later. State tax extension ) Using Form 2106-EZ. State tax extension   This form is shorter and easier to use than Form 2106. State tax extension Generally, you can use this form if: All reimbursements, if any, are included in box 1 of your Form W-2, and You are using the standard mileage rate if you are claiming vehicle expenses. State tax extension   If you do not meet both of these requirements, use Form 2106. State tax extension Performing Artists and Fee-Basis Officials If you are a qualified performing artist, or a state (or local) government official who is paid in whole or in part on a fee basis, you can deduct the cost of your qualifying work-related education as an adjustment to gross income rather than as an itemized deduction. State tax extension Include the cost of your qualifying work-related education with any other employee business expenses on Form 1040, line 24. State tax extension You do not have to itemize your deductions on Schedule A (Form 1040), and, therefore, the deduction is not subject to the 2%-of-adjusted-gross-income limit. State tax extension You must complete Form 2106 or 2106-EZ to figure your deduction, even if you meet the requirements described earlier under Form not required . State tax extension For more information on qualified performing artists, see chapter 6 of Publication 463. State tax extension Impairment-Related Work Expenses If you are disabled and have impairment-related work expenses that are necessary for you to be able to get qualifying work-related education, you can deduct these expenses on Schedule A (Form 1040), line 28. State tax extension They are not subject to the 2%-of-adjusted-gross-income limit. State tax extension To deduct these expenses, you must complete Form 2106 or 2106-EZ even if you meet the requirements described earlier under Form not required . State tax extension For more information on impairment-related work expenses, see chapter 6 of Publication 463. State tax extension Recordkeeping You must keep records as proof of any deduction claimed on your tax return. State tax extension Generally, you should keep your records for 3 years from the date of filing the tax return and claiming the deduction. State tax extension For specific information about keeping records of business expenses, see Recordkeeping in chapter 26. 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State tax extension Publication 1542 - Introductory Material Table of Contents What's New IntroductionOrdering forms and publications. State tax extension Tax questions. State tax extension What's New Future developments. State tax extension  The IRS has created a page on IRS. State tax extension gov for information about Publication 1542, at www. State tax extension irs. State tax extension gov/pub1542. State tax extension Information about any future developments affecting Publication 1542 (such as legislation enacted after we release it) will be posted on that page. State tax extension Introduction This publication is for employers who pay a per diem allowance to employees for business travel away from home within the continental United States (CONUS) (the 48 contiguous states), on or after October 1, 2010, and before January 1, 2011. State tax extension It gives the maximum per diem rate you can use without treating part of the per diem allowance as wages for tax purposes. State tax extension For a detailed discussion on the tax treatment of a per diem allowance, see chapter 11 of Publication 535, Business Expenses, or Revenue Procedure 2011-47, 2011-42 I. State tax extension R. State tax extension B. State tax extension 520, which can be found on the Internet at www. State tax extension irs. State tax extension gov/irb/2011-42_IRB/ar12. State tax extension html. State tax extension Per diem rates on the Internet. State tax extension   You will find links to per diem rates at www. State tax extension gsa. State tax extension gov/perdiem, including links to: CONUS per diem rates; Per diem rates for areas outside the continental United States (OCONUS), such as Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and U. State tax extension S. State tax extension possessions; and Foreign per diem rates. State tax extension Publication 1542 revisions. State tax extension   Publication 1542 is available only on the Internet at IRS. State tax extension gov. State tax extension Print copies can no longer be ordered. State tax extension   During the year, as changes to the federal per diem rates (updates) are announced by the General Services Administration (GSA), we will incorporate the changes into Publication 1542. State tax extension An article on IRS. State tax extension gov will alert you to which locations have updated rates. State tax extension To reach these articles, go to www. State tax extension irs. State tax extension gov/formspubs and click on “Changes to Current Tax Products,” under Important Changes. State tax extension You will find the new rates in Table 4. State tax extension   We will also incorporate mid-year changes to the high-low rates into Publication 1542. State tax extension You will be alerted to these changes by a similar article on IRS. State tax extension gov and can find the changes in Table 2 of the revised publication. State tax extension   The annual changes, both federal per diem and high-low rates, will be incorporated into the publication as soon as possible after being announced by GSA and the IRS. State tax extension The annual issue of the publication should be available each year in mid- to late-October. State tax extension Comments and suggestions. State tax extension   We welcome your comments about this publication and your suggestions for future editions. State tax extension   You can write to us at the following address: Internal Revenue Service Individual Forms and Publications Branch SE:W:CAR:MP:T:I 1111 Constitution Ave. State tax extension NW, IR-6526 Washington, DC 20224   We respond to many letters by telephone. State tax extension Therefore, it would be helpful if you would include your daytime phone number, including the area code, in your correspondence. State tax extension   You can email us at taxforms@irs. State tax extension gov. State tax extension Please put “Publications Comment” on the subject line. State tax extension You can also send us comments from www. State tax extension irs. State tax extension gov/formspubs/, select “Comment on Tax Forms and Publications” under “Information about. State tax extension ”   Although we cannot respond individually to each comment received, we do appreciate your feedback and will consider your comments as we revise our tax products. State tax extension Ordering forms and publications. State tax extension   Visit www. State tax extension irs. State tax extension gov/formspubs/ to download forms and publications, call 1-800-829-3676, or write to the address below and receive a response within 10 days after your request is received. State tax extension Internal Revenue Service 1201 N. State tax extension Mitsubishi Motorway Bloomington, IL 61705-6613 Tax questions. State tax extension   If you have a tax question, check the information available on IRS. 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