Here is another what if. What if you have two jobs in two different cities? Many of us live at one job (or guard/reserve) and commute to another. I asked a CPA that questioned and it stumped him. Unfortunately, he never got back to me on that one.
Yea, go do that. CPA shop until you find one that will allow you to take the deduction. And then just sit back and wait until you get audited. It will be spectacular. or maybe you will never get audited. Just remember, the CPA will get in some trouble but you will still owe the tax plus penalties and interest.
Must be that time of year again.
For the record it can't be done legally. Sure some guys will try to tell you other wise but talk to a tax expert who is familiar with airline loop holes before you do something stupid.
You wont get caught this time, but eventually, someday, everyone gets nailed. Choose wisely...
For the record, everyone is in the same tax bracket with the exact same tax situation. Sound right? Talking with a tax expert is the best advice I've seen on FI in a while. Good luck to all with that 1040.
I'm sure most who are commenting have filed taxes using a CPA. Not sure why you are assuming otherwise. In the past I've used pilot-tax.com. They make their living doing pilots taxes so they know a thing or two about it. I assure you they are not deducting crashpad expenses!