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Vehicle use deduction could help you manage rising gas prices

Mileage for work and some vehicle expenses can be deducted from your tax return.

Vehicle use deduction could help you with rising gas prices

However, not everyone will be able to take advantage of this.


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How can I deduct?

In order to offset the increased gas prices, try to deduct the bigger amount of taxes you pay yearly. Adding in the expenses involved in paying interest after purchasing a vehicle is good option. Read more about it here.

In order to make this deduction, many people try to reduce their daily mileage. However, there are certain criteria that have been established by the IRS.

In most cases it is independent contractors and self-employed who feel the advantage of the deduction.

The costs associated with having and driving a vehicle are usually taken into account by the IRS and fall into the “deductible expense category.”

The simplest way to reap the benefits would be to opt for the standard milage deduction. To do this, you’ll have to keep a record of the miles driven for work, medical, charitable, or moving purposes.

At the time of making the annual balance sheet, the amount must be multiplied by the rate established by the IRS. This formula will ensure you can get the maximum deduction.

If you choose to deduct individual vehicle expenses, you should keep the receipts and relevant documentation. This includes gas, oil, repairs, and tires to name a few.

In some cases, you may be required to submit receipt’s for each item or service you want to deduct. Once the exact amount is determined, it has to be multiplied by the percentage of professional use to see how much can be deducted.

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