LIST OF OTHER EXPENSE SUGGESTIONS FOR CREW MEMBERS
We provide these suggestions for your column A deductions on form 2106 as a guide only. We try to ensure that these are correct but recommend that you check with your tax consultant for advise as other factors may apply. Please note: typically, items for uniform expenses must clearly identify you as a crewmember and are not for off duty use.
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General List of items typically allowed as “other” expense items on form 2106:
|FAA medical exam||Home dry cleaning expenses of uniform|
|Passport application fees||Alterations|
|Foreign visa costs||cleaning / dry cleaning (per week)|
|Education fees for second language (check IRS guidelines)||cleaning / laundering (per week)|
|Special company assessments (i.e. merger etc.)||Uniform essential clothing|
|Logbook or organizer||Uniform jacket|
|Bid service fees (Do not include services available to the general public, job required)||Uniform pants|
|Union dues||Uniform dress|
|Cockpit and jet bridge key||Uniform apron/serving clothes|
|Company business cards||Uniform sweater|
|Headset for cockpit||Uniform skirt|
|Pager (for job related use)||Uniform hat|
|Business related long distance calls||Epaulets|
|Pager rental fee (job required)||Scarves|
|Currency converter||Uniform accessories – (airline logo items and wings)|
|ATM fees on layovers out of banking area||Safety Shoes|
|Safety equipment (job required)||Support hose|
|Drug Testing expenses||Repairs of shoes|
|Foreign Visa Expenses||Coat|
|Professional publications||Garment bag|
|Mail expenses (company related)||Luggage|
|ID/Badge holder||luggage tags|
|Misc work supplies||Portable Alarm Clock|
|Kit bag||Portable Blow Dryer|
|Flashlight||Portable Door Alarm|
|And new for 2012:
Transportation between places of lodging or business and places where meals are taken