How do you deduct mileage as an independent contractor?
Asked by: emeka22uche
Hello, my wife works full time for the VA and she also teaches yoga part time. She was given a 1099 misc and is considered an independent contractor. I am having trouble distinguishing between commuter miles, which are non-deductible, and business miles which are deductible. She teaches after her full time job at the VA, three times a week in the evenings at a yoga studio. How much, if any, can she deduct as business mileage? Can she deduct the mileage from her home to the yoga studio and then to the yoga studio and back? Or can she only deduct the mileage from her regular place of employment, the full time job at the VA, to the yoga studio, and then the yoga studio back home? Please help me clarify what we can deduct because while she only made 5000 bucks from teaching yoga for the year, we now owe the federal government like 200 bucks. Thanks!!!!
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