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Level 3

Buying a second (used) car for work, what deductions can I take?

I am buying a second car, used from a private party.  I will be using it about 90% of the time for work, having to drive to and from work sites.  I know about the standard mileage deduction, but I just had to get some work done so the car would be safe to drive (i.e. brake job, motor mounts, oil change).  Can I deduct the cost of those repairs, insurance payment, gas receipts at 90%?  What about the purchase price of the car, is that deductible?  

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Level 20

Buying a second (used) car for work, what deductions can I take?

If your work is a W-2 job, all work related expenses related to the 2% AGI limit (of which personal vehicle use is such an expense) are suspended through 2025. So you get no tax breaks for the use of your personal vehicle in the performance of your W-2 job.