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Tele-Tax Topic 508
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There are three types of expenses that are subject to the 2% limit. They are unreimbursed employee expenses, tax preparation fees and other expenses. For an explanation of deductible and nondeductible expenses refer to Publication 529, Miscellaneous Deductions.
Certain employee expenses are deductible as miscellaneous itemized deductions on Form 1040, Schedule A. Miscellaneous itemized deductions are subject to a 2% limit, which means you only can deduct certain expenses to the extent that they exceed 2% of your adjusted gross income.
For additional information, refer to the Form 1040, Schedule A Instructions, and Publication 529, Miscellaneous Deductions, or Publication 946, How To Depreciate Property. If you want more in-depth information about educational expenses, refer to Tax Topic 513. For further information on employee business expenses, refer to Tax Topic 511, and Tax Topic 512.