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You are a rural mail carrier if you are an employee of the United States
Postal Service (USPS) who performs services involving the collection
and delivery of mail on a rural route.
Your employer (USPS) should not include the amount of reimbursement in your income
. If you are a rural mail carrier and received a qualified reimbursement, you cannot use the standard mileage rate
If you have additional expenses that are not reimbursed you can use form 2106
and claim those.
You can claim depreciation as well as gas,insurance,oil, and repairs as expenses. You will be completing part 2 of the 2106 first before you make your entries on Part 1.
Your expense will be carried to the Schedule A
and then limited to 2% of your Adjusted Gross income
so you will not see the exact amount as a deduction
when you complete the Schedule A but if you itemize your deductions
already then you will be at least receiving an additional amount.