Many people do not realize that they may be eligible to deduct expenses related to their employment. It is not necessary that you have to be self-employed. You can do so if your employment required you to pay the expenses and you were not reimbursed.
1) You work as a tradesman and occasionally your supervisor requires you to go from work site to work site using your own vehicle and your own cell phone to contact the client. It could be for whatever reason related to your employment.
2) You work in the marketing/design industry and regularly take work home to meet deadlines.
**These are limited examples there are many different scenarios**
Circumstances like theses allow you deduct various expenses as applicable to your situation. These expenses include items such as:
-Accounting and Legal Fees
-Motor vehicle expenses
1) Your employer fills out a T2200 form (Declaration of Conditions of Employment)–>Similar to an authorization
2) You fill out a T776 form with your tax return (Statement of Employment Expenses)–>Breakdown of the expenses
Employment expenses for certain industries such as transportation employees will be discussed in the future.