IRS Travel Deductions


#1

Hello Everyone:
I live on the west coast and work 28/14 on a GOM OSV.

I asked my CPA if I could deduct the cost of my travel betwen home and work. She said nope cause Fourchon was my Tax Home :confused:
I was hoping someone here would say, heck ya you can just look at the IRS Transiting Seaman rules.

thanks,
Bob


#2

From sailortax.com:

Prior to our client’s Marin Johnson Tax Court decision, many tax preparers believed the “tax home” for merchant mariners was your ship – thus [U]no[/U] travel deductions. [B]Wrong[/B].


#3

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