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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?


yes, but............

Why only half of the return miles? Would you have not gone to the appointment if you didn't have something to do on the way home?

You can deduct the miles to and from the dr. So if the drive to the dr. is 10 miles. Then on the way home you went somewhere making the return trip 15 miles, you can still deduct the 10 mile return trip. You just can't deduct the additional 5 miles for the side trip.

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