- Jun 11, 2008
But isn't our "tax home" our place of employment. So if we are not travelling away from our tax home how can we take the deduction?
How much do you guys pay the CPA to do your taxes?I've been taking this deduction for years. So do the majority of my coworkers. Some CPAs say it's OK, some says it's not. Half of us here go to the same CPA just for that. All I do is tell them how many days I worked in the year and they do the rest.
If this is a deduction that we are not allowed then I seriously doubt we would get charged with evasion. Probably just have to pay it back plus interest/penalty.
Turbo Tax has a section for it, it's actually quite easy. The hardest part is figuring out how many days you worked for the year and the per diem for your area.The controllers I've spoken with at work all take this deduction as well, and have done so for years. I plan on doing it this year if I can figure out how.
Why doesn't NATCA hire a tax attorney for some odd number of billable hours to investigate this on behalf of all air traffic controllers?
My bad, didn't realize NATCA hired attorneys for controllers with DUI's & DWI's.Meh, nor is dui's yet natca tells us not to drink and drive all the time