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Old 11-30-2012, 06:16 PM
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Originally Posted by lacarnut View Post
Whether you buy the car or lease it, you have the option to use the IRS tables for mileage. Note, if you use the vehicle for personal use, you have to separate the two.
I think you are not supposed to deduct commuting miles, even if it is to your own business. But if you are driving to different places from your work, for your work, then you can deduct. I am not an accountant so take this for what it is.

Having said that, I think many people take deductions they technically should not. It is like folks who buy cars and other things with home equity loans and deduct the interest. You are not supposed to, but unless the amounts are large, you probably won't get caught.