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Surely this has been mentioned here a lot, for those who work from home, can you count all your mileage or is your last appointment to home non deductible? I know going to lunch etc isn't deductible. Also, I have total of 3 trucks, same question for my guys on return home. I'm all ears for any info/advice on this subject, perhaps even a link to older thread. Thanks
 

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Surely this has been mentioned here a lot, for those who work from home, can you count all your mileage or is your last appointment to home non deductible? I know going to lunch etc isn't deductible. Also, I have total of 3 trucks, same question for my guys on return home. I'm all ears for any info/advice on this subject, perhaps even a link to older thread. Thanks
Deduct the business miles only and document it in a log book along with the time of day.
 

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All work/business miles are deductible as a contractor. As an employee, you can only deduct miles above just to and from work site.
 

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OK, for instance, worker comes in morning and gets in truck and heads to first stop. Then 2nd stop, and then to lunch somewhere. From lunch to a 3rd stop and then back to my home. The ride to lunch wouldn't be deductible but would the ride back to my house be?
 

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OK, for instance, worker comes in morning and gets in truck and heads to first stop. Then 2nd stop, and then to lunch somewhere. From lunch to a 3rd stop and then back to my home. The ride to lunch wouldn't be deductible but would the ride back to my house be?
Are you really nickel and dimeing your guys to that extent?
You will lose out in the long run.
 

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What does time of day have to do with business deductions?
Unless he is on an overtime job. Employees should not be driving company vehicles after work hours or in weekends. You know, grocery store, bowling league, mall etc. that is not tax deductible mileage.
 

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Maybe talk to your accountant, since he/she does the actual paperwork on the issue.

In my opinion all travelling that is ANY way part of business, it's recordable and deductible. So driving back to the place where the WORK van is kept after hours, it's part of work and deductible.

But i'm not your accountant.
 

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Maybe talk to your accountant, since he/she does the actual paperwork on the issue.

In my opinion all travelling that is ANY way part of business, it's recordable and deductible. So driving back to the place where the WORK van is kept after hours, it's part of work and deductible.

But i'm not your accountant.
That's exactly my issue, my accountant seems to think that it isn't but didn't seem 100% about it. To me I see it just as you said it, should be deductible.
 

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The gov doesn't know how many supply house trips a particular job required, how many jobs that were looked at that you didn't get, or whether or not the employee went left 2.4 miles to Wendy's or hung a right and hit McD's 4 miles down the road.

Well they can probably find all that stuff out, but if there's someone from the IRS already watching your every move, you have bigger problems.:laughing:
 
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