Message Font: Serif | Sans-Serif
 
No. of Recommendations: 0
I'm doing my taxes now and I want to do the right thing with regard to deducting medical miles.

I've got 599 miles in round trips to doctor's offices and hospitals. But some of those trips involved stopping off someplace on the way home. I know I never stopped anywhere on the way to an appointment because I'm very anal about being on time. And I didn't stop off somewhere on all my return trips. (Obviously I didn't keep track of my stopoffs.)

To arrive at an honest accounting, I figure I can claim 75% of the miles. That's counting all the miles for trips from home to the various docs and half of the return miles. I think I'm erring on the side of caution as DW does most of the shopping and I'm pretty sure I didn't stop somewhere on half of my return trips--but I can't prove it.

75% of miles sound reasonable?

--fleg
Print the post  

Announcements

Disclaimer:
In accordance with IRS Circular 230, you cannot use the contents of any post on The Motley Fool's message boards to avoid tax-related penalties under the Internal Revenue Code or applicable state or local tax law provisions.
What was Your Dumbest Investment?
Share it with us -- and learn from others' stories of flubs.
When Life Gives You Lemons
We all have had hardships and made poor decisions. The important thing is how we respond and grow. Read the story of a Fool who started from nothing, and looks to gain everything.
Contact Us
Contact Customer Service and other Fool departments here.
Work for Fools?
Winner of the Washingtonian great places to work, and Glassdoor #1 Company to Work For 2015! Have access to all of TMF's online and email products for FREE, and be paid for your contributions to TMF! Click the link and start your Fool career.