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How to Use Passport Fees as a Tax Deduction

Use Form 2106 for Passport Fees for Job-Related Travel

1.

Use Form 2106 to deduct your passport costs if you are required to travel in order to perform your job.

2.

Calculate your passport-related costs including actual passport fees and ancillary costs, such as a passport photography costs.

3.

Enter the total of your passport-related expenses on line 4 of Form 2106.

4.

Subtract any reimbursement of these expenses on line 7 of Form 2106.

5.

Complete the remainder of IRS Form 2106.

6.

File Form 2106 together with Schedule A (Itemized Deductions) and your Form 1040.

Use Form 3903 for Passport Fees for Job-Related Moving Expenses

1.

Use Form 3903 to deduct your costs to get and maintain your passport if you are required to move to a foreign country to take a new job.

2.

Total all your passport-related costs and enter this figure on line 2 of Form 3903. Include your actual passport fees and related costs, such as a the cost of transportation to a photography studio or the office where you obtained your passport.

3.

Use line 4 of Form 3903 to subtract any amount that your employer reimbursed you for these expenses.

4.

Complete Form 3903 and file it with Schedule A (Itemized Deductions) and Form 1040.

Tips and Warnings

  • Maintain documentation of your passport fees and related costs. Otherwise it may be easy to overlook your deduction for a one-time expense, such as your passport fees.


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