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jaamulberry
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Will I be able to deduct business mileage in 2019?

I travel a lot for work not to my main office. I usually deduct the mileage from my taxes as my employer doesn't reimburse me. Will I be able to deduct the mileage in 2019 under the new tax law?

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Opus 17
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Will I be able to deduct business mileage in 2019?

 I think you mean 2018, and the answer is no. For W-2 employees, that type of miscellaneous itemized deduction has been discontinued. On the other hand, the standard deduction has been increased. You may want to discuss your travel arrangements with your employer.    Your employer is still allowed to reimburse you for your expenses tax-free as long as you submit proof, such as a mileage log or other records. 


If you are self employed, you can still deduct work related miles, the rules have not changed.

*Answers are correct to the best of my ability at the time of posting but do not constitute legal or tax advice.*
bessobrown
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Will I be able to deduct business mileage in 2019?

Should an employer reimburse and employee for mileage and is it 54 cents per mile?
Opus 17
Level 15

Will I be able to deduct business mileage in 2019?

Your employer can make any reimbursement policy they want.  They don’t have to reimburse for work travel at all, or they can pay less than the IRS rate.  If they pay more than the IRS rate, the excess must be reported as taxable income.  
*Answers are correct to the best of my ability at the time of posting but do not constitute legal or tax advice.*
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