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if you drive to your job, but at your job you advertise for

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if you drive to your job, but at your job you advertise for a side jobe does that count for milage
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  Chad Oberg replied 7 years ago.

 

 

If the IRS looked into this on your tax return, they probably would take issue based on personal vs. business use. The IRS would argue that you had to pay for the mileage out of your own pocket regardless of whether it had the advertising posted on the car.

 

The following is an exert from the IRS website:

 

Advertising display on car. Putting display material that advertises your business on your car does not change the use of your car from personal use to business use. If you use this car for commuting or other personal uses, you still cannot deduct your expenses for those uses.

 

http://www.irs.gov/publications/p463/ch04.html#en_US_publink100033921

 

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

Regards,

 

Chad

 

 

 

Customer: replied 7 years ago.
not so much on the car itself but while at work durring breaks and lunch i spend my time as a recruiter is more of a better question
Expert:  Chad Oberg replied 7 years ago.

If you are utilizing the car for business purposes, you may deduct mileage for those miles regardless of the advertising on the car. The only caution is that the IRS requires you to keep a log of these miles (i.e. date, location to location, number of miles....). The IRS would want to see this information if you were ever audited and this expense was subject to the inquiry.

 

Regards,

 

Chad

Customer: replied 7 years ago.

and that log can just be in like in a reg note book corect

Expert:  Chad Oberg replied 7 years ago.
Yes
Customer: replied 7 years ago.

i am disatisfied with this answer and want a 100% refund

Expert:  Chad Oberg replied 7 years ago.

Customer,

 

I am not sure why you are don't agree. Yes, it can be in a regular note book. However, if audited, presentation is everything.

 

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

Regards,

 

Chad

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