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My wife gets 400 a month for babysitting grandchildren She picks the kids up from school, which is a lot of mileage. is this mileage deductible

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She drives to school twice a day to pick up kids. Each round trip is 30.2 miles. She keeps the kids until parents pick them up

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For all this driving, she makes 400 dollars a month.

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In brief, she can deduct the mileage. However, she will need to claim the home office deduction in order to claim the mileage because she needs a starting point, which will be the home office. Note that the income that she earns has to be reported on the Schedule C and it is subject to self employment tax.

Link to Schedule C:

https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f1040sc.pdf

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Your wife can also deduct associated expenses with the babysitting, such as snacks or food that she provides to the children.

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