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krileywade
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I was paid mileage for my job at a rate of .30 and .21 per mile. Can I deduct the difference between the standard deduction and the rate I was paid?

 
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RyanH2
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I was paid mileage for my job at a rate of .30 and .21 per mile. Can I deduct the difference between the standard deduction and the rate I was paid?

Yes, you can. You can use the steps below to get to the right area to enter your mileage reimbursed to claim the difference.

1.       Go to the search bar in the top right and enter “job expenses, employee

2.       Select “Jump to job expenses, employee

3.      Enter your occupation and proceed to answer the questions

4.      When you arrive to “Any Vehicle Expenses or Sales?” select “Yes

5.      Continue answering the questions and enter the mileage for your vehicle

6.       When asked “Did You Use The Standard Mileage Rate?” select “Yes

7.       When asked “Do you want to see if your actual vehicle expenses give you a bigger deduction? Answer “No

8.       Keep going until you reach the end of the employee business deductions (Not the end of the auto business deductions) until you arrive to a screen titled Reimbursements for Your Expenses

9.       When asked “Did any of your employers reimburse you for any of your expenses?” answer “Yes

10. Now you should be at the “Tell Us About Reimbursements” page. Enter the reimbursements you received for mileage from your employer.

11. You can calculate that amount if you don’t have it by: taking the total business miles driven and multiplying it times the rate at which your employer reimbursed you.

12. Continue to the Job Expenses Summary page and your total expense reimbursement should now be the difference between the standard mileage rate and your employers reimbursement rate for your business miles driven


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RyanH2
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I was paid mileage for my job at a rate of .30 and .21 per mile. Can I deduct the difference between the standard deduction and the rate I was paid?

Yes, you can. You can use the steps below to get to the right area to enter your mileage reimbursed to claim the difference.

1.       Go to the search bar in the top right and enter “job expenses, employee

2.       Select “Jump to job expenses, employee

3.      Enter your occupation and proceed to answer the questions

4.      When you arrive to “Any Vehicle Expenses or Sales?” select “Yes

5.      Continue answering the questions and enter the mileage for your vehicle

6.       When asked “Did You Use The Standard Mileage Rate?” select “Yes

7.       When asked “Do you want to see if your actual vehicle expenses give you a bigger deduction? Answer “No

8.       Keep going until you reach the end of the employee business deductions (Not the end of the auto business deductions) until you arrive to a screen titled Reimbursements for Your Expenses

9.       When asked “Did any of your employers reimburse you for any of your expenses?” answer “Yes

10. Now you should be at the “Tell Us About Reimbursements” page. Enter the reimbursements you received for mileage from your employer.

11. You can calculate that amount if you don’t have it by: taking the total business miles driven and multiplying it times the rate at which your employer reimbursed you.

12. Continue to the Job Expenses Summary page and your total expense reimbursement should now be the difference between the standard mileage rate and your employers reimbursement rate for your business miles driven


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