Anyone who works for a package handling company is subject to the same rules at tax time as many other employees. Whether you work in the warehouse, or you are responsible for package logistics, you will receive Form W-2, Wage and Tax Statement from your employer. This form will list all of your income received through wages and salaries from your job as a package handler.
Like other occupations, you can reduce your tax liability by deducting any expenses you may have incurred that relate to the job. These expenses must not have been reimbursed, and they must be related to your job. You can deduct expenses on a Schedule A, Itemized Deductions, when you file your taxes. You will need to keep all documentation to prove your expenses, and they are often claimed as miscellaneous deduction which may be limited by 2% of your adjusted gross income.
Expenses such as union dues, necessary safety equipment, such as steel toed boots, and subscriptions to publications or trade magazines related to your job.
Training or education seminars have to meet certain requirements in order to be deductible. Generally, courses you take that refresh your education, or that review new developments qualify. If the course is non-job specific and can be used in another occupation, or if it is required training necessary to meet minimum standards in your position are non-deductible.