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lhn1031
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Is the cost of rental car deductible as a home care nurse who travels from one patient's home to another?

I will be working as a home care RN who travels from one patient's home to another patient's home. During the five months period I will be working as such profession, I need to rent a car for all the travelling between home to home.  Is the rental cost tax deductible? Thank you.

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xmasbaby0
Level 15

Is the cost of rental car deductible as a home care nurse who travels from one patient's home to another?

Will you be employed as a W-2 employee or will you be an independent contractor who will receive cash or a 1099Misc to report your income?

 

If you are a W-2 employee then your car expenses are not deductible, since job-related expenses are not deductible on a federal return for W-2 employees.  

 

If you are an independent contractor then certain expenses are reported on your Schedule C, since you would be considered to be self-employed.  P

 

Please clarify which it will be.

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xmasbaby0
Level 15

Is the cost of rental car deductible as a home care nurse who travels from one patient's home to another?

Will you be employed as a W-2 employee or will you be an independent contractor who will receive cash or a 1099Misc to report your income?

 

If you are a W-2 employee then your car expenses are not deductible, since job-related expenses are not deductible on a federal return for W-2 employees.  

 

If you are an independent contractor then certain expenses are reported on your Schedule C, since you would be considered to be self-employed.  P

 

Please clarify which it will be.

**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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lhn1031
Level 1

Is the cost of rental car deductible as a home care nurse who travels from one patient's home to another?

Hi xmasbaby0,

Sorry I didn't include that part in my question. I will be employed as a W-2 employee.

xmasbaby0
Level 15

Is the cost of rental car deductible as a home care nurse who travels from one patient's home to another?

Then, so sorry but your car expenses are not deductible on your federal return.

 

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/4482873-which-federal-tax-deductions-have-been-suspended-by-tax-re...

**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.**
lhn1031
Level 1

Is the cost of rental car deductible as a home care nurse who travels from one patient's home to another?

Thank you for the clarified answer. 

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