Can I deduct job hunting expenses on my tax return? | VK Consulting LLC
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If you currently employed and looking for another job in your line of work, job hunting expenses such as  cost of attending career fairs and resume preparation, miles driven to and from  and  out of town expenses for the interview or career fair, also fees paid to employment agencies are deductible. If you are looking for a job in the different field or changing your career, those expenses are not deductible. Also one needs to be currently employed to deduct job hunting expenses. One cannot take a break from work to attend a college or raise a child, then start looking for a job, and deduct expenses, those are not deductible.  Job hunting expenses are subject to 2% AGI limit and one needs to itemize in order to claim these expenses.