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jollyredgiant
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I am a independent contractor, I go on mystery shopper assignment. Can I get mileage from home to assignment and back again

 
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DS30
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I am a independent contractor, I go on mystery shopper assignment. Can I get mileage from home to assignment and back again

Yes. Since you are an independent contractor, considered self-employed and have no work location, any miles that you drive related to getting to a work assignment are considered business miles.

To deduct business miles for self-employed in TurboTax Online or Desktop, please follow these steps:

  1. Once you are in your tax return, click on the “Business"” tab
  2. Next click on “I’ll choose what I work on” (jump to full list)
  3. Scroll down the screen until to come to the section “Business Income and Expense”
  4. Choose “Profit or Loss from Business ” and select start/revisit/update.
  5. If your business is already listed, choose to "edit"
  6. You will eventually get to a screen titled "Your () Business"
  7. Scroll down to Business Expenses and select "Business Vehicle Expense".


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DS30
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I am a independent contractor, I go on mystery shopper assignment. Can I get mileage from home to assignment and back again

Yes. Since you are an independent contractor, considered self-employed and have no work location, any miles that you drive related to getting to a work assignment are considered business miles.

To deduct business miles for self-employed in TurboTax Online or Desktop, please follow these steps:

  1. Once you are in your tax return, click on the “Business"” tab
  2. Next click on “I’ll choose what I work on” (jump to full list)
  3. Scroll down the screen until to come to the section “Business Income and Expense”
  4. Choose “Profit or Loss from Business ” and select start/revisit/update.
  5. If your business is already listed, choose to "edit"
  6. You will eventually get to a screen titled "Your () Business"
  7. Scroll down to Business Expenses and select "Business Vehicle Expense".


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