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Where do I claim meal, lodging, and employment expenses as a transport employee?

SOLVEDby TurboTax15Updated February 03, 2022

To claim amounts such as meals and lodging as a transport employee, you should first determine your eligibility by visiting the Transportation employees deduction page . If you're required to transport goods as part of your employment, you may also be able to claim travel and other expenses as part of your tax return. For more information, visit the Meal expenses of long-haul truck drivers page.

  1. Select Find from the menu and enter transport into the search field
  2. Select Transport Employee Expenses from the list of results, then Go. The Information for a Transport Employee screen appears
  3. Enter your period of employment and select the method you’re using to enter your expenses, then select Continue. The Trip Summary for Truck Drivers and Other Transport Employees screen appears
  4. Select either Enter New short-haul trip or Enter New long-haul trip, then enter your information and select Continue. The Trip Summary for Truck Drivers and Other Transport Employees screen appears
  5. If entering information for another trip, repeat the previous step. Otherwise, select Done with trips
  6. On the Repayments page, enter the amount your employer has or will repay you for your meals and lodging (if applicable), then select Continue
  1. Select Find from the menu and enter transport into the search field
  2. Select Transport Employee Expenses from the list of results, then Go. The Information for a Transport Employee screen appears
  3. Enter your period of employment and select the method you’re using to enter your expenses, then select Continue. The Trip Details for Short-haul Truck Drivers and Other Transport Employees screen appears
  4. Enter your information, then select Continue to add your meal and lodging details. The Meals and Lodging Details for Short-haul Truck Drivers and Other Transport Employees screen appears
  5. Enter your information, then select Continue

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