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I HAVE A CLIENT WHO IS A TRUCK DRIVER AND WAS ISSUED A W2 FORM AND WANTS TO KNOW IF HE APPLIES FOR PER DIEM??? NEVER HAD THIS QUESTION BEFORE

adriana-0716
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IRonMaN
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What do you mean "applies for per diem"?

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qbteachmt
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Which Per Diem? DOT? Lodging? Food?

More details always help.

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lrhenry04
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W-2  employees do not get to deduct any work-related expenses. (Since the new tax law changes that started with 2018)

An employer may pay him per-diem for meals but there is nothing on the tax return for him. You may find that you will have to explain this if they did not learn the new rules last year.

Just-Lisa-Now-
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Some states (like CA) still allow for unreimbursed employee business expenses, its a consolation prize at best though.


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adriana-0716
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My client has a W-2 form.

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Just-Lisa-Now-
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Pub 463 https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p463.pdf  explains what things are deductible....but TCJA took away unreimbursed employee business expenses for federal purposes, so unless your client lvies in a state that still allows them, he's out of luck.


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