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Can I claim my car mileage used last year since I am a home health nurse?

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Can I claim my car mileage used last year since I am a home health nurse?

Yes. Business mileage is deductible. You will have to enter your total miles driven for all purposes and contrast the business miles.

Job-related expenses are located in:

  1. Federal Taxes
  2. Deductions & Credits (you may have to select See all tax breaks)
  3. Employment Expenses
  4. Job-Expenses for W-2 Income - continue through the interview, you'll be asked for the vehicle expenses, as well as other expenses that you paid for your job.

 You have the option of taking standard mileage or the business percentage of actual expenses.

In the same section, you can claim the Actual Expenses method of deducting your car for work. It is based on the expenses you actually incur in the operation of your vehicle. It includes things like:

  • gas purchases
  • repairs
  • oil changes
  • tire purchases
  • car washes
  • insurance
  • and even vehicle depreciation

However, you can only claim the percentage of expenses that apply to the business use of your vehicle. To compute this, you must know how many miles you drove for business purposes and how much you drove for personal reasons.

TurboTax will walk your through each method and choose which is best for your situation.

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