As an employee, you may be able to deduct certain unreimbursed expenses
that the IRS considers "ordinary and necessary" to do your job. That
would include things like union dues, job-related magazines and books, and
other related business expenses.
You must depreciate the cost of tools used in your work.
job requires you to wear work clothes or uniforms that are not suitable for
everyday wear, you may be able to deduct the cost and upkeep. If you purchased
an electronic device (e.g., computer, cellular phone, etc) and use it for business, you may claim a
depreciation deduction. In other words, the phone or computer must be a
condition of employment, and you have to use them for the convenience of your
Do not forget to keep the records of the business and personal of the those devices to
determine the percentage of business use.
If you moved at least 50 miles in the
last year and your move was job-related, you may be able to deduct the cost of
moving your household goods and your traveling expenses. Allowable moving
expenses are deductible whether or not you use Schedule A and itemize your