Solved: I drive for Uber and Lyft but the car I use is under my fiancee name. Will I still be able to deduct from mileage, gas, meals, and so forth? I have all the receipts.
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remojuno24
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I drive for Uber and Lyft but the car I use is under my fiancee name. Will I still be able to deduct from mileage, gas, meals, and so forth? I have all the receipts.

I am trying to find out if I can deduct expenses even though the car I'm using is not under my name.
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Rainman12
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I drive for Uber and Lyft but the car I use is under my fiancee name. Will I still be able to deduct from mileage, gas, meals, and so forth? I have all the receipts.

You can deduct Gas (and other Actual Expenses your written records prove, such as tolls and parking), but Not 'standard mileage' - which includes an allowance for depreciation. You can't take a deduction for depreciation on something you don't own.  If you paid fiancee rent for use of vehicle, you could deduct that - but it would also be taxable income to recipient. Meals are generally Not deductible unless away from home overnight ...

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Rainman12
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I drive for Uber and Lyft but the car I use is under my fiancee name. Will I still be able to deduct from mileage, gas, meals, and so forth? I have all the receipts.

You can deduct Gas (and other Actual Expenses your written records prove, such as tolls and parking), but Not 'standard mileage' - which includes an allowance for depreciation. You can't take a deduction for depreciation on something you don't own.  If you paid fiancee rent for use of vehicle, you could deduct that - but it would also be taxable income to recipient. Meals are generally Not deductible unless away from home overnight ...

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Hal_Al
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I drive for Uber and Lyft but the car I use is under my fiancee name. Will I still be able to deduct from mileage, gas, meals, and so forth? I have all the receipts.

People (e.g. your fiance) who receive money for personal property (e.g. automobile) rental can take a direct deduction of expenses (e.g.IRS mileage rate) on form 1040. That is, she will owe no income tax if you rent the car from her at a rate of 54  cents per mile and you get the deduction on schedule C.
SweetieJean
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I drive for Uber and Lyft but the car I use is under my fiancee name. Will I still be able to deduct from mileage, gas, meals, and so forth? I have all the receipts.

As an aside, be sure that her auto insurer permits someone other than her to use the vehicle for commercial purposes.
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