Deductions@Work® No matter what your occupation, our Tax Pros can help you maximize your tax refund. For more information about tax deductions and credits available to you, select your job title from the list below. Select an occupation Accounting Clerk Administrative Assistant Armed Services Personnel Assembler Bus Driver Carpenter Cashier Chef Clergy Computer Technician Construction Worker Correctional Officer Custodian Customer Service Representative Disabled Driver Electrician Factory Worker Food and Beverage Service Worker Forklift Operator Hairstylist Housekeeping Service Worker Janitor Journalist Laborer Machinist Maintenance Worker Manager Mechanic Media Professional Military Service Member Office Worker Package Handler Painter Performing Artist Plumber Production Worker Retail Sales Worker Retiree Salesperson Secretary Security Specialist Student Supervisor Teacher Tradesperson Truck Driver Unemployed Waiter-Waitress Warehouse Worker Welder Back Office Worker If you work in an office as a secretary, administrative assistant, or accounting or data entry clerk, you should receive Form W-2, Wage and Tax Statement, from your employer. You may be able to reduce your taxes by deducting unreimbursed, job-related expenses. You should keep receipts to substantiate these expenses. Examples of some of the items you may be able to deduct include: Subscriptions to publications and journals related to your work Dues for professional associations Job-related equipment or supplies that are replaceable within one year State or local government regulatory fees, licenses, or flat rate occupational taxes, provided these fees are not paid for initial certification or licensing You also may be able to deduct work-related education courses or seminars if they meet certain requirements. Education typically meeting the requirements includes refresher courses, courses on current developments, and vocational courses. However, education that qualifies you for a new trade or business or that helps you to meet the minimum education requirements of your present trade or business is not deductible. For example, an administrative assistant cannot deduct the expenses of going to a college to obtain a biology degree.