Well, the IRS woke up and noticed that average gas prices across the United States now exceeded $5.00 a gallon and took action that might help you a bit.
Small businesses that qualify to use and do use the standard mileage rate can deduct 62.5 cents per business mile from July 1 through December 31, 2022. That’s an increase of 4 cents a mile.
This brings up a practical question: What to do if you track business mileage using the three-month sample method?
Three-Month Sample Basics
As a reminder, here are the basics of how the IRS describes the three-month test:
The taxpayer uses her vehicle for business use.
She and other ...
Please clarify how to properly record commuting mileage, especially if you do other trips before and after stopping at your regular ofﬁce.
To record commuting mileage, you simply write in your appointment calendar (or other daily record or digital app):
home to ofﬁce, 10 miles, commute.
Ugh! We Don’t Like That
We absolutely, positively don’t like commuting mileage. You should dislike it, too. It’s personal. It’s not deductible. But with knowledge, it’s avoidable.
Let’s eliminate commuting and make those trips from your home to your ofﬁce deductible.
The law gives you two ways to eliminate ...