Quote from KelRN215
If you have a separate cell phone for work which is only used for work, you can probably write (not right) that off. If it's your cell phone for every day use, no, because it's used for personal things as well.
If you're claiming the additional 30 cents/mile on your mileage, you can't write off gas in addition to that. That's what mileage reimbursement is... reimbursement for your gas and wear/tear to your car.
You can't write off lunch and I'm struggling to figure out why you'd think you could.
Well, don't you sound like a peach. Actually you CAN (not can't) write off a cell phone used for both personal and business expenses. However, you can only deduct the portion that is used for business..not the entire amount.
Also, not all employers pay in mileage what the actual wear and tear to your car is. It depends on whatever standard the IRS currently has in place for the year you are filing for. For example, the standard mileage rate for 2017 is 53.5 cents/mile. So you can write off the portion that the company does not pay. It's just a pain to do so.
As far as meal expenses go. If a nurse is traveling a good distance away from home, I am not certain what the IRS standard on this distance is, then you can claim meal expenses. But day to day, close to home, the answer would be no.
I am struggling to understand why you answered so rudely when you were obviously not as knowledgeable as you thought. The whole reason for forums like this exist, is so that others can ask questions they do not know the answers to. Not to be talked down to for not knowing the answers.