Vehicle and Mileage Issues – Real-World Best Practices and Maximizing Deductions in a Tax Plan - Think Outside the Tax Box

Vehicle and Mileage Issues – Real-World Best Practices and Maximizing Deductions in a Tax Plan

Every tax professional has at least one client that when asked about business mileage replies, “I don’t know; what did I have last year?” You may have read that last sentence and thought, “most of them.” Self-employed taxpayers generally know they must track their mileage, but it’s seldom done correctly, or at all. Vehicle deductions are an area frequently challenged by the IRS on examination as well as an area the taxpayer is unlikely to prevail without strong, contemporaneous documentation. That said, very few taxpayers keep perfect records, so what are the best practices for mileage deductions in the real world?

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