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I occasionally help a couple of beagle rescue societies by transporting dogs to new homes, which is typically a couple hundred miles or more. One of the rescue folks reminded me that since they are a 501(c)(3) organization, I can deduct mileage for these runs. Since my returns are already plenty complicated, I am wary of adding anything else that will come up as an audit flag (I have enough of that already). So here are the questions:

- Are mileage deductions a form of begging for an audit?

- If not, what do I need to do to document the mileage?
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