If you are transferred from one permanent duty station to another, you may have deductible moving expenses, which are explained in Pub. A naval officer assigned to permanent duty aboard a ship that has regular eating and living facilities has a tax home (explained next) aboard the ship for travel expense purposes.
To determine whether you are traveling away from home, you must first determine the location of your tax home.
Generally, your tax home is your regular place of business or post of duty, regardless of where you maintain your family home.
This rest requirement isn’t satisfied by merely napping in your car. You leave your home terminal on a regularly scheduled round-trip run between two cities and return home 16 hours later. You get an hour off at your turnaround point to eat. Armed Forces on a permanent duty assignment overseas, you aren’t traveling away from home.
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Otherwise, you can go to irs.gov/orderforms to order current and prior-year forms and instructions. For tax purposes, travel expenses are the ordinary and necessary expenses of traveling away from home for your business, profession, or job.
A working condition fringe benefit is any property or service provided to you by your employer for which you could deduct the cost as an employee business expense if you had paid for it.
A qualified nonpersonal use vehicle is one that isn’t likely to be used more than minimally for personal purposes because of its design. For information on how to report your car expenses that your employer didn’t provide or reimburse you for (such as when you pay for gas and maintenance for a car your employer provides), see Partnerships, corporations, trusts, and employers who reimburse their employees for business expenses should refer to their tax form instructions and chapter 11 of Pub.