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Working for Lyft as a contractor/driver.Using home office as my point of departure I am using the space and equipment to maintain my driving log.
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When I depart my home office on a call (I zero the trip odometer) as I am aware that the mileage starts from the call until the individual is dropped off However; may I include the deductible mileage to return to my centrally located home office, if I do not get a call enroute?

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If you have a qualifying home office deduction, the mileage from your home office to your first call is deductible. When you return to your home office, that mileage is deductible.

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