Members of the military reserve or National Guard may get a deduction for travel expenses incurred in performance of their duty.
You have to travel more than 100 miles and be away from home overnight.
Those who qualify can deduct the cost of lodging and half the cost of your meals, plus The amount that you can claim as a deduction for car travel in 2015 is $0.57.5 cents per mile.
The GSA determines this mileage rate.
Any parking or toll fees incurred while driving your own car are deductible. You get this deduction even if you itemize.
If your employer paid your full salary while you were
duty, the employer may ask that you turn over
their jury fees
The IRS requires you to report those fees as taxable income.
You have a right to deduct the amount, so you aren't taxed on the amount that went to the company.
The better idea put in place now is that new forms include a line specifically for this deduction.
A lot of people break out in a nervous sweat and get the shakes when it comes time to file their taxes.
The first time that I tried to file by myself left me with a feeling of confusion because I did not bother to read any information about how to go about it in a fair way, a way that didn't leave me broke and living in a cardboard box in the alley.
I just had at it without reading anything and it was overwhelming. I assure you that after all these years I won't get into a difficult situation like that without any proper info and good forms to file.
Some folks just file as fast as they can to get it over with. They loose out on a bunch of legitimate deductions and allocations that could have saved them a ton of money at tax time.
I would rather be getting a nice tax refund than pay the IRS a lot of money. Pay attention to the details.