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mrrogersjeff
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How do I get a reduction for traviling with my car for my business?

I travail by car for business meetings.
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KarenL2
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How do I get a reduction for traviling with my car for my business?

If it's for a business you own, you will enter it as Business Vehicle Expenses

How to get to the area to enter your business income/expenses  While inside the software and working on your return, type Schedule C in the Search at the top of the screen (you may see a magnifying glass there).  There will be a popup that says Jump to Schedule C.  Select that to get to the general area. 

Then,

  • go to Business Income and Expenses
  • select Edit next to your business (if it is there)
  • scroll to Business Expenses
  • then Select Business Vehicle Expenses

Follow through all the areas in the Business section of the TurboTax software and it will provide you with a lot of assistance. You'll notice blue links that have more information and details about the particular sections that will be extremely helpful. 

Also, this link may be helpful to you IRS Small Business Help Center .


If it's for a W-2 job, they would be Unreimbursed Employee Business Expenses that goes onto Schedule A Itemized Deductions. If you don't normally itemize and use the Standard Deduction, then it may not benefit you unless your expenses are high enough.  Also, only the amount over 2% of your Adjusted Gross income will go onto the Schedule A.

Travel, Per Diem, and More

Where do I enter job-related employee expenses? (Form 2106)

https://ttlc.intuit.com/replies/4800418


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KarenL2
Level 5

How do I get a reduction for traviling with my car for my business?

If it's for a business you own, you will enter it as Business Vehicle Expenses

How to get to the area to enter your business income/expenses  While inside the software and working on your return, type Schedule C in the Search at the top of the screen (you may see a magnifying glass there).  There will be a popup that says Jump to Schedule C.  Select that to get to the general area. 

Then,

  • go to Business Income and Expenses
  • select Edit next to your business (if it is there)
  • scroll to Business Expenses
  • then Select Business Vehicle Expenses

Follow through all the areas in the Business section of the TurboTax software and it will provide you with a lot of assistance. You'll notice blue links that have more information and details about the particular sections that will be extremely helpful. 

Also, this link may be helpful to you IRS Small Business Help Center .


If it's for a W-2 job, they would be Unreimbursed Employee Business Expenses that goes onto Schedule A Itemized Deductions. If you don't normally itemize and use the Standard Deduction, then it may not benefit you unless your expenses are high enough.  Also, only the amount over 2% of your Adjusted Gross income will go onto the Schedule A.

Travel, Per Diem, and More

Where do I enter job-related employee expenses? (Form 2106)

https://ttlc.intuit.com/replies/4800418


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