Unreimbursed Expenses: Non-Deductible Employee Business Expenses

Are you an employee who incurs unreimbursed expenses? Beginning in 2018 and continuing through 2025, some expenses you could previously claim as itemized deductions won’t be allowed. Here’s a list of the more common items that are no longer deductible:

  • Uniforms and certain work clothes
  • Safety shoes and other safety equipment
  • Tools needed for your job
  • Union dues
  • Job-seeking expenses
  • Professional dues and licenses
  • Home office deductions
  • Subscriptions to professional journals
  • Continuing education
  • Work-related travel, meals and lodging
  • Rural mail carrier vehicle expenses
  • Passport for a business trip

Now may be a great opportunity to negotiate an accountable plan with your employer.