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Adding vehicle expenses

i want to add the expenses for gas and car insurance, and lease monthly payment (if possible), but such options do not come up. Can i add these if i am NOT self employed?
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Adding vehicle expenses

Yes, you can claim these expenses as employee business expenses.

Employee business expense is a miscellaneous deduction which you can only deduct if you itemize your deductions (medical, mortgage interest, property taxes, charitable deductions, ect) and if the total of your miscellaneous expenses (including employee business expenses) are greater than 2% of your Adjusted Gross Income.

So, you may not gain a tax benefit for this deduction due to the above limitations.

 For example, if you itemize your deductions and your Adjusted Gross income is $50,000, 2% would equal $1,000.

You can only deduct the dollar amount that exceeds $1,000.

To enter your vehicle expense's:

  • Type in 2106 in the search box, top right of your screen, then click the magnifying glass
  • Click the jump to 2106 link in the search results.
  • Follow the prompts and onscreen instructions
  • You will arrive at the Any Vehicle Expenses or Sales?

Follow the prompts and onscreen instructions

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