Check IRS Publication 4128
Generally this can be deductible, I would advise hiring an experienced CPA. I am PA attorney and I know several CPA's near to you who could assist you in your tax preparation.
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Here is another source on the IRS website that you might want to check out (below). There are additional links once you get to this page. One is a link to Publication 539, "Miscellaneous Deductions."
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Certain expenses of looking for a new job in the taxpayer's present occupation are deductible even if the search is unsuccessful. The taxpayer must be currently employed or recently unemployed. So as long your search is for a job in your present occupation you would seem to qualify. However, the travel must be directly related to the employment search. The amount of time spent looking for work must have exceeded the time spent for personal pleasure. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any further questions.
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