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Form 2106 is used to deduct ordinary and necessary expenses for your job an ordinary expense is one that is common and accepted in your field of trade business or profession. Form 2106 employee business expenses is used for employees unreimbursed travel meal entertainment and transportation expenses including dot per diem for additional information on form 2106 please see the turbotax faq below. Note these instructions only apply to 2017 or earlier tax year returns under the tax cuts and jobs act tcja that congress signed into law on december 22 2017 the unreimbursed employee expenses deduction has been suspended in tax years 2018 through 2025. Form 2106 employee business expenses is used to report unreimbursed travel meals entertainment and transportation expenses including dot per diem you incurred while working as an employee. Can i deduct living expenses when i work away from home i changed jobs and i was required to live away from home during the week and returned home on the weekends. A recovery period is how long the asset can be expected to last and therefore its time period for depreciation cars computers and office equipment have a 5 year recovery period. How to deduct business home office furniture turbo tax asks me if i want to take the new annual election instead of depreciating i say yes. Can i recieve per diem for days i didnt work but still remained out of town i came home most weekends from working out of town but for the days that i stayed out of town but didnt work ie saturdays and sundays am i still eligible to receive per diem for those days. Yes you can claim union dues and tools for your job job related expenses are reported on form 2106 employee business expenses open continue your return in turbotax in the search box search for 2106 and then click the jump to link in the search results at the tell us about the occupation you have expenses for screen enter your occupation. Can i deduct my per diem expenses for working out of town im an engineer working in the aerospace industry im working as a contractor and have to travel far from my home to work at a client site