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Old 01-01-2011, 05:34 PM
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Business miles for selfemployed housecleaner

I have kept very good records of all my mileage this year. I do not have a home office but I do all my office work here, scheduling, phone calls, etc. I'm confused on if I can deduct mileage from my home to my clients homes, or just only from client to client homes on the same day. I am never at the same home each week, its a very hectic schedule.

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Old 01-02-2011, 04:22 AM
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“I do not have a home office but I do all my office work here, scheduling, phone calls, etc.”----->As you can see, to qualify business use of home deductibility, youneed to keep a specific part of your home is used for your cleaning business purposes only, and you also MUST use the area on a continuing basis.
Please visit the IRS Website for further info on it here; Tax Topics - Topic 509 Business Use of Home
“ I'm confused on if I can deduct mileage from my home to my clients homesI am never at the same home each week”-----> You are prohibited from deducting mileage from home to anywhere unless you qualify for the home office deduction as said above. However, if you goes from the other office( if you have) to the client, or from the client to the other office, then you can deduct that mileage.
“ or just only from client to client homes on the same day.”----> Generally your transportation expenses( or mileages) for getting from one workplace( a client) to another in the course of your business or profession is considered a business expense that may be deductible on your Sch C as part of your business expenses. The standard mileage rate for tax year 2009 is 55 cents per mile or you can claim actual expenses.



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