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JABoa writes (in part):

So here's what I think. I think your expenses are deductible up to the extent of your winnings. I think your reimbursed expenses (such as a plane ticket or hotel bill they pick up) are neither income nor deductible, since it's a wash.

I reply:

Thanks, JABoa and Phil, for taking a look at this question. Two follow-ups: First, are my expenses miscellaneous deductions subject to the 2% floor? This will clearly matter even if I don't win any cash, because the show will, right or wrong, issue a 1099 for the value of the hotel room, plane fare, and per diem. Second, can I deduct driving mileage and meals? Thanks again! --Bob
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