You may be able to claim some additional deductions that you have not taken in the past, like home office or automobile expenses
. Even consider looking at your credit card for expenses when you and your spouse went to dinner and discussed business.
Through the Momentum program, a partnership between Uber and several oil and tire companies, driver-partners can now get major discounts and save on fuel and other automobile expenses
. Uber is also increasing assistance for drivers with extended phone support hours and friendlier ratings.
Also, the standard mileage rate for deducting business automobile expenses
increased to 57.5 cents per mile.
Because the IRS knows, what's the chance that somebody that has a car that's taking automobile expenses
, doesn't use it for anything except business?
Those benefits generally include the owner's salary, profits, discretionary expenses such as automobile expenses
, owner's personal expenses paid by the company, pension contributions, and similar discretionary spending.
If the substantiation is lost or stolen, the IRS will generally deny the deduction because the Cohan rule (which allows a court to estimate deductible amounts of unsubstantiated expenses) cannot be applied for certain expenses, including automobile expenses
The good news for the Quinzys is that they will be able to lower their automobile expenses
in a couple of months when the lease expires on one of their vehicles.
can be deducted at a standard rate of 14 cents per mile.
I also recommend that all sellers have their tax advisers recast profit-and-loss statements to reflect adjustments for what the business owner takes out of the business in terms of salary, health care and other benefits, and automobile expenses
and other perks.
Various clues to the firm's culture can be discovered on the tax returns and financial statements, including expenditures for meals and entertainment, season tickets to sporting or culture events, automobiles and reimbursement of automobile expenses
, travel and the firm's policy for continuing education reimbursements.
Wood and Bender said it was hired to investigate Westin's reimbursement for automobile expenses
; that he used a personal credit card to purchase equipment and supplies with later reimbursement from the district, rather than going through the district's purchasing department and that he had some of those items delivered directly to his home.
Finally, in the third step, automobile expenses
for the applicant's household are subtracted from a base case - automobile expenses
for a household of similar size and wealth in a neighborhood with relatively low density, poor transit access, and low pedestrian friendliness.