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Old 12-01-2012, 12:30 PM
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Originally Posted by bmw_or_audi View Post
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.
Sounds right. I have a rental condo in FL and deduct mileage provided the majority of the days I stay there is for business purposes such as doing repairs. In other words, if I make repairs for 4 days and hang out on the beach 3 days, all of my mileage is deductable. I can also claim meals for those 4 days as a deduction under the IRS rules. If I spent 4 days at the beach and 3 days makeing repairs, none of my mileage would be deductable in commuting between my house and the condo.