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noeunice
Level 2

I drove for Uber last year, but I used my spouse's car and I own it this year. Instead of owning the car last year, my insurance was in the same car. Can I still use the mileage for the deduction?

I drove for Uber last year, but I used my spouse's car and I own it this year. Instead of owning the car last year, my insurance was in the same car. Can I still use the mileage for the deduction?

One more question is, if I file the vehicle expense, can I file the amount we paid for the vehicle loan? The loan is in my spouse's name as well. 

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Carl
Level 15

I drove for Uber last year, but I used my spouse's car and I own it this year. Instead of owning the car last year, my insurance was in the same car. Can I still use the mileage for the deduction?

So long as you are filing a joint return, who owns the car doesn't matter and is completely irrelevant. You can claim your mileage. Period.

if I file the vehicle expense, can I file the amount we paid for the vehicle loan?

No. What you paid for the vehicle is *never* deductible under "any" circumstances.

You either claim the "per mile" deduction if the business use percentage is less than 100% business use. If the vehicle is 100% business use *ONLY* then you can claim per-mile or actual expenses. But what you paid for the vehicle is *NEVER* deductible under any circumstances.

 

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xmasbaby0
Level 15

I drove for Uber last year, but I used my spouse's car and I own it this year. Instead of owning the car last year, my insurance was in the same car. Can I still use the mileage for the deduction?

TurboTax Tips for Uber drivers:

 

You can import your Uber income info which includes the following:

·         1099-MISC Form

·         1099-K Form

Your mileage, tolls, and other expense info from your Uber Tax Summary won’t be imported. We have instructions on how to enter your expenses from your Uber Tax Summary.

Related Information:

·         How does importing from Uber work?

·         How do I import my income information from Uber?

·         How do I enter my expenses from my Uber Tax Summary into TurboTax Self-Employed Online?

·         What self-employed expenses can I deduct?

**Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to offer the most correct information possible. The poster disclaims any legal responsibility for the accuracy of the information that is contained in this post.**

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tygrtchr
Level 7

I drove for Uber last year, but I used my spouse's car and I own it this year. Instead of owning the car last year, my insurance was in the same car. Can I still use the mileage for the deduction?

If you are filing Married Filing Jointly, you can treat the car as if it is in your name.

 

Carl
Level 15

I drove for Uber last year, but I used my spouse's car and I own it this year. Instead of owning the car last year, my insurance was in the same car. Can I still use the mileage for the deduction?

So long as you are filing a joint return, who owns the car doesn't matter and is completely irrelevant. You can claim your mileage. Period.

if I file the vehicle expense, can I file the amount we paid for the vehicle loan?

No. What you paid for the vehicle is *never* deductible under "any" circumstances.

You either claim the "per mile" deduction if the business use percentage is less than 100% business use. If the vehicle is 100% business use *ONLY* then you can claim per-mile or actual expenses. But what you paid for the vehicle is *NEVER* deductible under any circumstances.

 

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xmasbaby0
Level 15

I drove for Uber last year, but I used my spouse's car and I own it this year. Instead of owning the car last year, my insurance was in the same car. Can I still use the mileage for the deduction?

TurboTax Tips for Uber drivers:

 

You can import your Uber income info which includes the following:

·         1099-MISC Form

·         1099-K Form

Your mileage, tolls, and other expense info from your Uber Tax Summary won’t be imported. We have instructions on how to enter your expenses from your Uber Tax Summary.

Related Information:

·         How does importing from Uber work?

·         How do I import my income information from Uber?

·         How do I enter my expenses from my Uber Tax Summary into TurboTax Self-Employed Online?

·         What self-employed expenses can I deduct?

**Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to offer the most correct information possible. The poster disclaims any legal responsibility for the accuracy of the information that is contained in this post.**

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xmasbaby0
Level 15

I drove for Uber last year, but I used my spouse's car and I own it this year. Instead of owning the car last year, my insurance was in the same car. Can I still use the mileage for the deduction?

Tax Tips for Uber, Lyft, Sidecar and other Car Sharing Drivers FAQ

 https://turbotax.intuit.com/tax-tools/tax-tips/Self-Employment-Taxes/Tax-Tips-for-Uber--Lyft--Sideca... 

**Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to offer the most correct information possible. The poster disclaims any legal responsibility for the accuracy of the information that is contained in this post.**
noeunice
Level 2

I drove for Uber last year, but I used my spouse's car and I own it this year. Instead of owning the car last year, my insurance was in the same car. Can I still use the mileage for the deduction?

Thank you so much for the detailed info.

 

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