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Can I deduct my mileage and my other vehicle expenses (gas, repairs, etc)? (US)
Can I deduct my mileage and my other vehicle expenses (gas, repairs, etc)? (US)
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Written by Ashleigh Rockwell
Updated over a week ago

The IRS only allows you to use one deduction method: the standard mileage rate or actual automotive expenses like repairs, gas, and maintenance. However, most users enter both their vehicle expenses and mileage in Hurdlr, because Hurdlr is smart enough to not deduct both when calculating your tax estimates. This way, you can choose the method that is most advantageous for you.

You can switch between deduction methods by following the steps below to see which will save you more:

On the mobile app:

  1. Go to the Taxes tab

  2. Tap the gear icon in the top right

  3. Change 'Use Mileage Deduction' to "Yes" or "No"

2. On the web app, click the gear icon in the top right corner, select Tax Profile, and for the setting 'Use Mileage Deduction', you can change it to "Yes" or "No".

To learn more about using the standard mileage rate vs. actual vehicle expenses, check out our educational platform: 99Deductions

Disclaimer: The information contained here is provided for informational purposes only and should not be construed as financial or tax advice. It is not intended to be a substitute for obtaining accounting or other financial advice from an appropriate financial adviser or for the purpose of avoiding U.S. Federal, state or local tax payments and penalties.

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