Category Archives: Auto Expenses

Sec 179 for 2 Cars

Today TaxMama hears from Pam in the TaxQuips Forum, with a good question. “1 purchased 1 new vehicle in 2010 that is used for both of my businesses (Sch C). How do I allocate the new vehicle Sec 179 deprecation expense to both businesses?”

TaxMama’s Tax Roundtable – March 2011 Session

March 17, 2011 TaxMama’s Tax Roundtable is a monthly live discussion open to all TaxMama Family Members and above, and all TaxMama’s EA Exam and Solving the Tax Puzzle Students. REPLAY today’s session below – you can listen and SEE the session and forms.

2010 Sales Tax

Today TaxMama hears from Brian in the TaxQuips Forum with a good question.  “I bought a new 2010 personal car in 2010. Is the car sales tax deductible on 2010 taxes?”

Deducting Business Car

Today TaxMama hears from Michael in the TaxQuips Forum who wants clarification. “I drive a lot. Is there a maximum dollar amount I may deduct for my vehicle expenses?”

2011 standard mileage rates

The IRS released Rev. Proc. 2010-51 and announced that beginning January 1, 2011, the following standard mileage rates will apply: 51 cents per mile for business miles driven; 19 cents per mile driven for medical or moving purposes; and 14 cents per mile driven in service of charitable organizations. These rates apply to the use […]

5th Wheel

Today TaxMama hears from Brad in Jacksonville, NC  , who says, “I’ve been considering purchasing a (self-contained) motorhome/fifth wheel RV for use as lodging/office to use on my business travels. Can I write it off?”

TaxMama’s Tax Roundtable – October Session

Note:  TaxMama’s Tax Roundtable is a monthly live discussion open to all TaxMama Family Members and above, and all TaxMama’s EA Exam and Solving the Tax Puzzle Students. Don’t you wish you were here? REPLAY today’s session below – you can listen and SEE the session and forms

H&R Block Radio Show – Tax Tips for Individuals

Listen here  –  Tax Tips for Individuals                         Read the script of the show below: PROGRAM 1: Tax Tips for Individuals Originally aired:   Thursday, March 25    10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. EDT Introduction – Tax Mama Welcome and Introductions o        Thanks for joining §                    Introduce hosts: §                    Chris Wilson, Master Tax Advisor o        Wilson has been […]

TaxMama’s Tax Roundtable – March 18, 2010

Today’s topics included: The new HIRE Act The Homebuyers credit Truck Drivers Tax Home Ideas on how to get new clients Dealing with banks who want letters you can’t give them – or can you? Deductions for school teachers Good places to network Where to get good, inexpensive CPE e-filing tax returns with foreign addresses […]

Unclaimed Mileage

Today TaxMama hears from Kim in South Carolina, who has been remiss. “I am a bookkeeper and did not claim mileage as unreimbursed employee expenses last year. Can I claim the 2008 mileage and 2009 on my 2009 taxes? Or did I just lose that mileage? I don’t want to amend the 2008 return if […]