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WHEN IS FORM 8958 GOING TO BE AVAILABLE - TO FILE ONLINE

Customer Question

HELLO- WHEN IS FORM 8958 GOING TO BE AVAILABLE -IM TRYING TO FILE ONLINE THRU H & R AND IT IS SAYING I CANNOT FILE YET AS THE FORM HAS NOT BEEN PROVIDED BY THE IRS
JA: Which tax year are you filing for?
Customer: 2018 SORRY 2019
JA: Anything else you want the Accountant to know before I connect you?
Customer: CAN I FILE MILEAGE AS A DEDUCTION FROM MY SELF EMPLOYMENT
Submitted: 14 days ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  Barbara replied 14 days ago.

Welcome to Just Answer. My name is Barbara, and I will be happy to assist you.

 

Just Answer requires questions on different topics to be posted as separate questions.

 

With that being said,

 

Form 8958 is in final form by the IRS. Block may not have updated their tax software to include it yet.

 

As to mileage, you can deduct business miles if you are self employed.

Customer: replied 14 days ago.
ok I am not being given the option to claim mileage under amazon flex self employment income
Expert:  Barbara replied 14 days ago.

Do you have mileage?

 

Is there a category for vehicle expenses?

Customer: replied 14 days ago.
I found this
Customer: replied 14 days ago.
Customer attachment 2/6/2020 8:52:19 PM
Customer: replied 14 days ago.
Am i understanding that mileage is no longer a deduction?
Customer: replied 14 days ago.
This option is not coming up for me when i follow the instructions
Expert:  Barbara replied 14 days ago.

If you are an employee, you cannot deduct business miles.

 

If you are self employed, nothing has changed. You can deduct business miles.

Customer: replied 14 days ago.
Im self employed
Customer: replied 14 days ago.
It is not giving me the option to claim mileage although
Expert:  Barbara replied 14 days ago.

Then you can deduct business miles.

 

You may be in the wrong section.

Customer: replied 14 days ago.
Ok let me check real quick
Expert:  Barbara replied 14 days ago.

You may want to contact Block support to assist you.

 

1-800-472-5625

Expert:  Barbara replied 13 days ago.

Just following up with you to see if you have any other questions. If so, please let me know.