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Hello, Pearl. I was jst told I could deduct mileage for this year's return. I am a retired teacher who travels to tutor everyday. Am I eligible for this type of deduction?

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I travel everyday to tutor my students. I put on a lot of miles doing so.

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In your self-employment for tutoring you can write off your job-related transportation costs. The IRS sets the exact per-mile deduction each year. For example, in fiscal year 2017, it was 53.5 cents; for FY 2018, it's 54.5 cents. You deduct the write-off as a business expense on Schedule C.

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