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Subject:  Re: question on business mileage Date:  9/18/2012  5:00 AM
Author:  Jeanwa Number:  116596 of 130022

This year, she is having her taxes done by someone different, and that person is saying that she cannot deduct that mileage because it is treated like commuter miles that are not deductible.


I would add that part of the reason for getting your taxes done by a professional is so they can discuss /explain the reasoning with the IRS.

If the IRS questioned this deduction, I wouldn't want a tax prep person saying, "I told them you it wouldn't be allowed." I would want them to explain why it is allowed.

I couldn't find specifics in IRS Pub 463 but,

travel from your office or business location in order to perform business tasks, such as to pick up supplies and inventory, to check your business post office box, or to make a bank deposit;

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