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Old 03-25-2010, 02:27 PM
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Commuting miles to rental property

Good afternoon,

My wife and I own a rental condo about 150 miles round trip from our home. We frequently make trips there for such things as: to show the unit when it is not rented, maintenance and repairs, etc. Can we deduct the mileage used to drive there and back?

I don't really understand the difference between miles used for this business and commuting miles in this case. Are all miles driven related to the rental deductible?

Thanks in advance for any help you can provide.



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Old 03-26-2010, 09:00 AM
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Yes, you can deduct the miles travelled to visit your Rental Property and include them as part of your rental property expenses.

I suggest that you aggregate the miles and multiply this by the IRS applicable mileage rate for 2009 or deduct the amount spent on gas provided you have maintained the receipts.

With respect to your rental property, there really is no commuting expenses here, as all miles travelled to your rental property are for business and have it is all deductible for tax purposes.

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