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Hello and thanks for trusting me to help you today. I am a tax adviser with over 15 years of experience.If you were a consultant and you were issued a 1099MISC then you would be allowed to use your mileage to the site from your main business location.If you are filing a Schedule C then you can use the mileage.As far as being seen as an employee, even if you were, that location was temporary and not your main place of business as long as you had another place of business and the location was expected to last less than 12 months.
A common law employee the employer would have had to withhold taxes and pay their half of SS and Medicare.
The determination for independent or employee is needed to see if the employer needs to withhold and cover their side of teh taxes but it would not stop you from claiming expenses for a temporary position.
I primarily work from my home office, and did so for this company at first. For most other companies that I have consulted for I worked primarily from my home office and only met with them occasionally.
Then this consulting would be handled teh same.
the same sorry
You are not just their employee because they demanded more of your attention
Also, on this last job that company did not withhold taxes or SS.
And they should not have if you were not an employee
I do not see how this last consulting assignment would be different from your other assignments
So nothing special I should enter on my taxes for 2012, except for the large expanse for all the mileage to and from their location?
The milage from your office to the site would be an allowable expense. The income would be reported as usual onyour Schedule C
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