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Schedule C Expenses - Car and Truck

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Schedule C Expenses - Car and Truck

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Schedule C Expenses - Car and Truck

In most cases, commuting is travel between your home and a work location. If you converted your vehicle during the year from personal to business use (or vice versa), enter your commuting miles only for the period you drove your vehicle for business. For information on certain travel that is considered a business expense rather than commuting, see the Instructions for Form 2106.

You can deduct the actual expenses of operating your car or truck or take the standard mileage rate. This is true even if you used your vehicle for hire (such as a taxicab). You must use actual expenses if you used five or more vehicles simultaneously in your business (such as in fleet operations). You cannot use actual expenses for a leased vehicle if you previously used the standard mileage rate for that vehicle.

You can take the standard mileage rate for 2014 only if you:

  • Owned the vehicle and used the standard mileage rate for the first year you placed the vehicle in service, or
  • Leased the vehicle and are using the standard mileage rate for the entire lease period.

If you take the standard mileage rate:

  • Multiply the number of business miles driven by 56 cents, and
  • Add to this amount your parking fees and tolls.
  • Enter the total on line 9. Do not deduct depreciation, rent or lease payments, or your actual operating expenses.

 

 

 


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