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When deducting vehicle expenses, you have two options. You can deduct standard mileage (about 50c per mile) or you can deduct actual expenses. If you use the vehicle for both business and personal, you will have to prorate your deduction. Some tax preparation programs will ask you for both, mileage and actual expenses in order to calculate the best deduction. But on the final return, it will only show/deduct mileage or actual expenses (tires, maintenance, gas). NOT BOTH.
Where it should be listed will depend on type of the business activity and type of return you are filing. Sole proprietor/single member LLC deduct the mileage on Schedule C, landlords on Schedule E, partnerships on 1065 or Schedule E and corporations on 1120 or 1120S.
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