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Are Uber drivers allowed to claim depreciation on their cars? How about special allowance depreciation?
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Yes, Uber drivers have the same options as any other business owner, as it relates to business use of the vehicle.

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You can use either the actual cost method or the standard mileage rate (but not both)

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Depreciation is one of the ACTUAL costs.

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And yes, section 179 depreciation is available, (bonus depreciation as well, but to use bonus depreciation, the vehicle must be a new purchase)

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
In our system, it is called special allowance. Would that be bonus depreciation?

Yes, sorry to use jargon. The special depreciation allowance is ore commonly referred to as bonus depreciation.

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