Tax question about W2 contractors

I am a software contractor. I work for many clients during
the day and can pass the IRS test of "self employed" (I
control my work, my hours, even bring my own equipment
etc.). However, possibly due to a recent Microsoft lawsuit,
most clients I work for are refusing to hire 1099
consultants and instead offer W2 through another
"pass-through" temp agency.

Needless to say, this is not good news for people like me,
despite the obvious advantages of W2.

The question I have is: What are the possible legitimate
employee unreimbursed expenses that a person in my shoes
still claim, but which people may not realize.


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Reply to
John Bliss
They are the same expenses you have been deducting on your Schedule C - they just move to the Schedule A.
Reply to
Mike Wellman
If the agency that you work for allows you to work for more than one client during a single work day, you are still entitled to a mileage deduction from the first job location to the second location and so on until the final location each day. See if the employer is willing to pay this mileage on an expense account, and then you will get non-taxable extra income. Kent Burghard, Cordova TN
Reply to
KentB
but you are less likely to derive the same benefit of those expenses due to the 2 % floor of AGI, which frequently yields a ZERO deduction
Reply to
Benjamin Yazersky CPA

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