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  • 1099 food/gas reimbursement tax deductible?

    I am primarily W2 but have some 1099 income. I get a flat fee for weekend call but also get reimbursed a standard daily rate for meals and the cost of gas to/fro the hospital from my home town. I don't have to submit any recents, rather, I just get a flat rate for food/gas.

    I am trying to figure out if this reimbursement is tax deductible. Essentially, I am just getting $250ish per weekend of call to cover food and gas, but it's not like my check is split. When I get my 1099 at the end of the year for tax purposes, all of the money for call/food/gas is lumped into "medical and healthcare payments."

    So, can I deduct my food/gas expenses on my tax return?

    Thanks

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    Yes, you can if all are related to 1099 income and you work far enough away that you have an overnight stay. The food is 50% deductible and you can use the per diem rate or actual costs. Note that in 2021 and 2022, business meals will be 100% deductible, which will be a big benefit to many traveling locums.
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      thank you - and my sympathies to you and your family

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      • #4
        Originally posted by PPD View Post
        thank you - and my sympathies to you and your family
        I really appreciate that, hugs to you and yours.
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