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You can deduct all mileage for job interviews.

You can deduct every single phone call. Just calculate a per minute rate (may change each month depending on your minutes/bill), isolate the calls, both incoming and out going and voicemail minutes too. Multiply by the factor per minute.

Don't forget bridge fare (we have 5 at $5 each), parking fees and meals i.e. you drive from the peninsula to Davis for an interview, have lunch and go home, etc.

It adds up fast.

Don't forget expenses associated with resumes, including any portion of internet access costs - think Linkedin, monster, etc. (if you can calculate a reasonable estimate), postage, copy fees, business cards, etc. Specialty clothing that can't normally be used for other jobs. I'm a Cardiac Cath Lab tech so if I purchase a set of full body lead for shielding I really can't use that any where else.

I deducted a trip to the Palm Springs area for a job interview which was completely within my field. I almost took it but didn't. Got thru the employee paperwork but something else came up.

What's your field?

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