Job Hunting Expenses

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Definition: Job Hunting Expenses

Full Definition of Job Hunting Expenses

Job-hunting expenses (expenses incurred in finding a new job) are often tax-deductible. Several conditions must be met for job-hunting expenses to be deductible. First, the new job must be in the same field as the last job. Second, job-hunting expenses aren’t deductible if there is a lengthy break between leaving the last job and beginning the search for the new job. Finally, job-hunting expenses for those seeking their first job aren’t deductible. Deductible job-hunting expenses include employment agency fees, resume preparation and mailing costs, advertising fees and telephone and travel expenses.

In the US, Job-hunting expenses are recorded as itemized deductions on Schedule A of Form 1040. In addition, the sum of the itemized deductions, including job-hunting expenses, must exceed 2% of adjusted gross income to qualify.

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Definition Sources

Definitions for Job Hunting Expenses are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

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