Department of the Treasury
Internal Revenue Service (99)
Employee Business Expenses
Attach to Form 1040 or Form 1040NR.
▶Information about Form 2106 and its separate instructions is available at www.irs.gov/form2106.
OMB No. 1545-0074
Your name Occupation in which you incurredexpenses Social security number
Employee Business Expenses and Reimbursements
Step 1 Enter Your Expenses
Other Than Meals
1 Vehicle expense from line 22 or line 29. (Rural mail carriers: See
2 Parking fees, tolls, and transportation, including train, bus, etc., that
didn't involve overnight travel or commuting to and from work ..
3 Travel expense while away from home overnight, including lodging,
airplane, car rental, etc. Don't include meals and entertainment..
4 Business expenses not included on lines 1 through 3. Don't include
meals and entertainment..............
5 Meals and entertainment expenses (see instructions).....5
6 Total expenses. In Column A, add lines 1 through 4 and enter the
result. In Column B, enter the amount from line 5......
Note: If you weren't reimbursed for any expenses in Step 1, skip line 7 and enter the amount from line 6 on line 8.
Step 2 Enter Reimbursements Received From Your Employer for Expenses Listed in Step 1
Enter reimbursements received from your employer that weren't
reported to you in box 1 of Form W-2. Include any reimbursements
reported under code “L” in box 12 of your Form W-2 (see
Step 3 Figure Expenses To Deduct on Schedule A (Form 1040 or Form 1040NR)
Subtract line 7 from line 6. If zero or less, enter -0-. However, if line 7
is greater than line 6 in Column A, report the excess as income on
Form 1040, line 7 (or on Form 1040NR, line 8).......
Note: Ifboth columnsof line 8 are zero, you can't deduct
employee business expenses. Stop here and attach Form 2106 to
In Column A, enter the amount from line 8. In Column B, multiply line
8 by 50% (0.50). (Employees subject to Department of Transportation
(DOT) hours of service limits: Multiply meal expenses incurred while
away from home on business by 80% (0.80) instead of 50%. For
details, see instructions.)..............
Add the amounts on line 9 of both columns and enter the total here. Also, enter the total on
Schedule A (Form 1040), line 21 (or on Schedule A (Form 1040NR), line 7). (Armed Forces
reservists, qualified performing artists, fee-basis state or local government officials, and
individuals with disabilities: See the instructions for special rules on where to enter the total.) .
For Paperwork Reduction Act Notice, see your tax return instructions.
Cat. No. 11700N
Form 2106 (2016)