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Major life milestones often have a major tax impact. Changes in your marital status, having a baby or adopting a child can have significant impact on your taxes. This is the place to ask questions about dependents, real estate, and other various scenarios that play a significant role in what taxes you pay.

Posts: 1
Registered: ‎04-16-2018

1099 MISC box 3 and mileage



I have a question regarding 1099-MISC. My daughter was a student-athlete at DIV I University. Last year the team went to the NCAA championships and parents of team members were reimbursed up to $800 for their travel cost by the University. This payment is documented on a 1099-MISC box 3 Other Income which flows to line 21 of the 1040 and not schedule C. Since you must travel to the event site in order to be reimbursed would one be able to deduct travel mileage to/from the event site? If so, where would this be reported?



Posts: 113
Registered: ‎01-08-2018

Re: 1099 MISC box 3 and mileage

Hello BrianP1300!


Welcome to The H&R Block Community!


The best way to enter this in to be able to deduct your travel expenses in full may be to claim it on the Schedule C as business income. Then you can deduct travel expenses directly onto the Schedule C. If your expenses exceed your income, you may then claim a loss that may be put against your other income, reducing your tax liability. This will then allow you to deduct these expenses while still taking the standard deduction. 


If you were to leave the 1099-MISC on line 21 and deduct the expenses as "hobby" expenses on the Schedule A, the expenses must be at least 2% of your adjusted gross income. Then only the amount above that 2% would be deductible as a hobby expense and you will have to itemize your deductions for it to be deducted. 


If you have any further questions, I'll be happy to help!



Tax Research Specialist