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I had been looking for a new job over the past few months and I know those expenses are tax deductible. There are a few things I was hoping someone can clarify - I tried looking it up on the irs publication but it's not clear hence bringing it up on this forum.

- Travel: I live in the SF bay area and trekking up and down the valley can add up the miles pretty fast. Is travel within the area also deductible if you document specific meetings related to job search? For reference, trips between south bay and the city can be 45 miles each way so a couple of trips a week for job search meetings can be 180 miles of deductions/wk if eligible.

- Cell phone bill if the cell phone is primarily for job search purposes

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