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Employee Business Expenses

What are employee businesses that pilots and flight attendants can write off?

Employee business expenses are those ordinary and necessary expenses that a flight crewmember incurs for the purpose of their employment, not including travel expenses. There are various expenses that a flight crewmember can deduct. Examples might include uniform costs, uniform upkeep, internet, FFDO expenses, union dues, FAA medical exams, aviation supplies, etc.

What form is used to enter employee expenses for airline pilots and flight attendants?

IRS Form 2106 is the actual tax form that captures a pilot or flight attendant's employee expense.  The so called "per diem deduction" is a big part of the employee business expenses that gets deducted for flight crewmembers.

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