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Can I write off public transportation and Lyft/Uber as an independent contractor?

I am an independent contractor and I work out of a home office. I use public transportation and rideshare apps like Uber and Lyft to go to clients, as I do not own a car.  Can I write off a bus pass ($100/month) and my work-related rideshare trip costs on my taxes, and how?

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AmandaR1
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Can I write off public transportation and Lyft/Uber as an independent contractor?

Yes, you can deduct these expenses under your travel costs, which you'll see listed under the self-employed expenses.  Since you have a home office, any taxi ride from there to any location for a business purpose, qualifies as a business deduction. It could be to buy supplies or meet a client, as long as the purpose was for business. 

As far as your bus pass, you'd need to allocate the business portion of the cost based on a systematic way, such as the number of business trips to total trips per month. 

mee110
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Can I write off public transportation and Lyft/Uber as an independent contractor?

in the business travel section it says do not include local transportation (buses, taxis) here..  where would these expenses be entered?

Can I write off public transportation and Lyft/Uber as an independent contractor?

where do I enter uber travel costs
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