Tag Archives: Mileage

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 […]

2010 Standard Mileage Rates

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today issued the 2010 optional standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes. Beginning on Jan. 1, 2010, the standard mileage rates for the use of a car (also vans, pickups or panel trucks) will be: —50 […]

Mileage to Minister

Today TaxMama hears from Larry in North Carolina, with this dilemma. “I have a part-time business servicing computers. I have a separate business checking account, file Schedule C, etc. I deduct business miles on a mileage basis. On occasion I do some computer work for my minister back home. It is a 180 mile round-trip. […]

Excess Lease Mileage

Today TaxMama hears from Kelli in Michigan with this question. “I am currently self-employed and will have over $3,000 in mileage charges due on my lease when I turn the car in next year. When I file my 2008 tax returns, however, I will no longer be self-employed. Although I won’t be billed and pay […]

S Corp Auto Expense

Today TaxMama hears from Peter in Massachusetts who has this question. “I am a 100% owner of my S corporation. I used my car, registered in my name, for my business and commuting. I keep a detailed record of mileage and expense. Can I deduct the vehicle expenses on my 1120S?” http://www.audioacrobat.com/play/WSKWQgVf

Employee Driving

Today TaxMama hears from B ored in Skokie, Il, who tells us, “My job requires a lot of travel to clients. My boss states that the IRS law for reimbursement is that he can only reimburse the mileage from the office to a client and from a client to the office. The issue is, that […]

Auto Expenses

Today TaxMama hears from Lynn in Indiana, who says “I have 2 cars, a Corvette with a $537 per month lease payment and a Ford Escort that’s all paid off. If I work at 2 offices as an independent contractor, do I have to travel to both in one day to write off mileage? How […]

Mileage Log Book

Today TaxMama hears from Kona in Hawaii, who inquires, “Do you know where I can get a mileage log book? You know, So I can log my business miles. Better yet, tell me what’s required and I’ll design one with my computer.”