People claim some of the most interesting expenses and are not shy when telling everyone. But what can you claim?
Basically, if you have un-reimbursed job expenses and they are ordinary and necessary, you may be allowed to deduct them. Let’s look at some common examples.
Commuting to and from you place of work is not deductible. You should not enter your mileage or actual expenses for this. If, on the other hand, you travel to your regular place of business, then run errands for your boss and they do not reimburse you for your mileage, you can deduct the miles you drove for that errand.
If you had to pay for uniforms or their upkeep and were not reimbursed, you can deduct the cost. It is only deductible if the uniform is required as a condition of employment and the uniform isn’t adaptable as everyday wear. If you have to dress up for work, even if you do not use that clothing outside of work, you cannot deduct it because of the general nature of the dress up clothing.