I would love to hear some of the things that seasoned travelers have learned in their experiences filing taxes. What to do, what not to do, ways where you can claim job expenses. Do you hire professionals? How about mileage? Any tips in general or lessons learned would be great! Dd you get a refund? Did you owe big time? I'd love to hear!
This will be my first time filing taxes as a traveler. I spent most of last year in South Carolina working full time in my home state. But I started my first assignment in October. I consulted with an accountant before I started, so he will be doing my taxes this year. I do not have a permanent tax home, so that changes things. I also obtained 4 different nursing licenses in 2012. My agency didn't reimburse. Can I write off these expenses? What about the certification I got, which my job didn't reimburse because I was leaving soon? Does mileage count with no tax home? Any other tips you could recommend?
Thanks for the help. I have set some money aside, just in case I owe, but I hope I am close to breaking even.