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tax question on definition of business miles (PA resident)

Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:09 am
by mookie
Hi, I live in Pennsylvania and I have one job as an employee and a second job as independent contractor with a home office. Am I correct that for both federal and Pennsylvania taxes (PA Schedule UE--Allowable Employee Business Expenses):

--for my job as am employee, I cannot claim the miles driven commuting to and from home to the office as a business expense ("business miles")? I can claim parking fees and tolls for this commute on PA Schedule UE?

--for my job as an independent contractor (1099 income), I can claim the miles driven to and from my home office to my independent contracting work site along with parking fees and tolls on federal Schedule C and PA Schedule UE?

Thanks!

Re: tax question on definition of business miles (PA resident)

Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:29 am
by Rob1
I’ve been using the guidelines set forth in this post:

http://mileiq-blogs.flywheelsites.com/i ... efinition/

Basically,

“IRS commuting rule makes it tougher to figure out which drives from home are deductible. Here are some of the things you should know about drives that are tax deductible:
-Commuting is never deductible
-Working during your commute doesn’t make your trip deductible
-A qualifying home office can nullify the commuting rule
-Travel between home and a temporary work location is deductible”