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How do I deduct vehicle expenses when I drove my own car to a convention related to my online business? Can I just use the mileage for my deduction? What form do I need?

I don't use my car in my business, only for this convention. Do I have to fill out the whole car expense form? Is there a way I can deduct the expenses as Travel Expenses?

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How do I deduct vehicle expenses when I drove my own car to a convention related to my online business? Can I just use the mileage for my deduction? What form do I need?

Yes, you can deduct your vehicle expenses.  You can use either mileage or actual expenses. 

These expenses will be entered on Form 2106 and then transferred to Schedule C

Yes, you need to fill out the whole car expense form/ answer all the questions asked about the car.  

The correct way to deduct the travel in your own vehicle to and from the convention is to report it as a vehicle/mileage expense filling out the car worksheet

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How do I deduct vehicle expenses when I drove my own car to a convention related to my online business? Can I just use the mileage for my deduction? What form do I need?

Yes, you can deduct your vehicle expenses.  You can use either mileage or actual expenses. 

These expenses will be entered on Form 2106 and then transferred to Schedule C

Yes, you need to fill out the whole car expense form/ answer all the questions asked about the car.  

The correct way to deduct the travel in your own vehicle to and from the convention is to report it as a vehicle/mileage expense filling out the car worksheet

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**Mark the post that answers your question by clicking on "Mark as Best Answer"

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How do I deduct vehicle expenses when I drove my own car to a convention related to my online business? Can I just use the mileage for my deduction? What form do I need?

Thank you Vanessa!