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A person is employed by a temporary employment agency. She must ante up 15% of her monthly wages to the agency. Deductable (subject to the 2% rule)? I find reference to one-time employment agency fees but nothing concerning recurring fees.

Thanks for any guidance on this.
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[[A person is employed by a temporary employment agency. She must ante up
15% of her monthly wages to the agency. Deductable (subject to the 2% rule)? I
find reference to one-time employment agency fees but nothing concerning
recurring fees.]]

Wow...this fee is generally passed on to the people who hire the temps. This is the first time that I've heard of that the actual temps get hit with this fee.

Anyway, if this is an expense that you must pay to obtain the employment, it would seem reasonable that it would be a miscellaneous itemized deduction (subject to the 2% floor).

I'd like to do a bit more research on this before I provide a definitive answer, but my time is really short right now. Check back after the 15th and I'll be glad to try and help. Or you can always check out IRS Publications 529 and 535 for additional information.

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