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shannonmae1988
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I drive for Uber. Why is it saying don't include commuting miles?

I was told to include miles driven with customer in car, miles driven to pick up customer and miles driving around waiting for a PING.
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CherylW
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I drive for Uber. Why is it saying don't include commuting miles?

You can deduct mileage from the second you go available until you're done. The only mileage that you can't deduct is if you were available and giving rides, stopped for a couple of hours for personal stuff and then started again. You couldn't claim the miles you drove during the personal time when you weren't in available status.


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CherylW
Level 3

I drive for Uber. Why is it saying don't include commuting miles?

You can deduct mileage from the second you go available until you're done. The only mileage that you can't deduct is if you were available and giving rides, stopped for a couple of hours for personal stuff and then started again. You couldn't claim the miles you drove during the personal time when you weren't in available status.


shannonmae1988
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I drive for Uber. Why is it saying don't include commuting miles?

Can I ask why when I file the same information in another tax company it's giving me different amounts?
CherylW
Level 3

I drive for Uber. Why is it saying don't include commuting miles?

I wouldn't know...

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