The IRS allows pilots and flight attendants to deduct travel and training-related expenses incurred in the course of their work. You are not required to retain individual receipts for purchases under $75, but you must record the item, date, and amount in your logbook or diary. Do not send or bring receipts or diary information to Wolcott & Associates, P.A. However, keep such documentation for five(5) years in the event of IRS audit. Note that these expenses are included in the annual 1040 tax return as itemized deductions. If your standard deduction exceeds your total itemized deductions, it is usually more advantageous to claim the standard deduction.
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Pilots, flight crews, and flight attendants are allowed to deduct travel-related purchases and other employment travel related expenses. Our per diem travel expense and expense calculators assist pilots, flight attendants, and flight crews to obtain their maximum tax deductions.