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THanks a lot, Bill.

Yes, he does itemise, and is not paying AMT at this point, and the amount is over 2% of AGI, so he should be set.

I just remember reading something about being "at the convenience of the employer" which I didn't think applied in this case, but I could find anything about it on the IRS pubs or the web for this situation - just about all examples focused on the in-home case.

Again, thanks! And yes, I have asked him to call an accountant to confirm for the first year this will apply (2009) - in 2008 he won't meet the 2% requirement since he is beginning this half-way through the year.

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