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October 2017

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Q&A: Tax Deductions for Nine Months of Out-of-Town Travel



I am a CPA in Louisiana and have a client who lives in Tennessee. He was employed on a contract in Nebraska from December 1, 2016, to August 15, 2017.


He was reimbursed for hotels under the federal per diem rate. He was also reimbursed for some mileage. I have four questions, as follows:



Does this seem like an accountable plan?


Can he deduct his mileage for travel from Tennessee to Nebraska?


His place of employment was 16.5 miles from the hotel he was staying at. Can he deduct the 33 miles round-trip from the hotel to his work location on the days that he worked?


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