If you itemize deductions and are an employee, you may be able
to deduct certain work-related expenses.
Only employee business expenses that are in excess of 2% of your
adjusted gross income (AGI) can be deducted.
Expenses that qualify for an itemized deduction include:
You must keep records to prove the business expenses you
If the plan under which you are reimbursed by your employer is
non-accountable, you must include the expenses, but you can take a
deduction for them.
If your employer gave you reimbursements under an accountable
plan, you need not include the payments in your gross income,
but you cannot take a deduction for the payments you received in
relation to the expenses.
An accountable plan must meet three requirements:
Report employee business expenses on Form 2106 - Employee
Business Expenses. This form flows to Schedule A -
For more information see IRS Tax
Topic 514 - Employee Business Expenses.