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The other factor is the time element. Was the asignment temporary that kept getting extended or was it indefinite from the beginning? The 1 year and over rule is for single location for an indefinite period of time. In this case, travel related expenses are not deductible. However, the other business expenses are deductible. This would still help you somewhat. It all depends on the time nature of the assignment.

I have not looked up the Court cases and the only Rev. Rul. is 93-86. Code Sec. 162(a).

Tell us about the time element.
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