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neeraj79
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Hi,I am filing 1099 MISC Self employment. For Vehicle Mileage deduction Can someone pls clarify what happens incase we don't a proof or log of miles driven for business?

I am just entering an approximate mileage information. Does IRS come back asking for proof ?
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CarolynM
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Hi,I am filing 1099 MISC Self employment. For Vehicle Mileage deduction Can someone pls clarify what happens incase we don't a proof or log of miles driven for business?

You are taking a risk of audit. The IRS does not permit the approximation of vehicle miles driven for business purposes. 

If you do not have a detailed log of when and how far you drove for business purposes, you will lose the deduction. 

For more information on the IRS Business Mileage Deduction, follow this link: Business Use of Vehicle

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CarolynM
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Hi,I am filing 1099 MISC Self employment. For Vehicle Mileage deduction Can someone pls clarify what happens incase we don't a proof or log of miles driven for business?

You are taking a risk of audit. The IRS does not permit the approximation of vehicle miles driven for business purposes. 

If you do not have a detailed log of when and how far you drove for business purposes, you will lose the deduction. 

For more information on the IRS Business Mileage Deduction, follow this link: Business Use of Vehicle

neeraj79
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Hi,I am filing 1099 MISC Self employment. For Vehicle Mileage deduction Can someone pls clarify what happens incase we don't a proof or log of miles driven for business?

Thanks Carolyn, However when entering the mileage i see there is an option to check/uncheck if we do not have an evidence or receipt of miles travelled.  I assumed by checking this box i am declaring that i don't have any record or log so no question of audit.  I am in a situation where we commute everyday to work, the distance traveled is same everyday, how does one keep a daily record of mileage in such cases ? We can only do a rough calculation of the distance travelled times number of weeks in a year.
CarolynM
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Hi,I am filing 1099 MISC Self employment. For Vehicle Mileage deduction Can someone pls clarify what happens incase we don't a proof or log of miles driven for business?

You keep track of the days you work (your pay stub is sufficient evidence) and the internet can support the mileage.
neeraj79
New Member

Hi,I am filing 1099 MISC Self employment. For Vehicle Mileage deduction Can someone pls clarify what happens incase we don't a proof or log of miles driven for business?

Thank you Carolyn. Appreciate it.
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