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what can i write off for my 1099 form?

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I work for an in-home health care agency, and will be receiving a 1099 at the end of the year. If the contract states that i must have my own car and carry insurance because i will be transporting clients with my vehicle. Can i write off the following- gas, car insurance, car maintenance, new vehicle? How about food?

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  1. Uncommon Sense on Dec 16, 2012 Reply

    food? Get real tax advice before you end up in prison.

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  2. Quick Answers on Dec 16, 2012 Reply

    The miles your your client to/from the doctor’s appointments is deductible, provided you don’t get reimbursed by the agency and keep detailed records.

    You can claim the standard mileage rate or you can claim actual expenses, but business miles do not include commuting to the client unless you have more than one client in a day.

    Food is NOT deductible as you are not out of town on a business trip.

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  3. A Hunch on Dec 16, 2012 Reply

    you can write off mileage = this is based on the IRS rate and covers the cost of gas, insurance, maintenance, etc.
    – but you have to have detailed records of the miles you drove, which you probably don’t have.

    Is there any other items that you pay for out of your money that you can only use for work?
    Then those can also be deducted.

    No food is not a write off = you have to eat even if you weren’t at work.

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  4. Bobbie on Dec 16, 2012 Reply

    Not food because you would have eat no matter where you were at during the day for this purpose and time in your life.
    Schedule C and the SE of your 1040 income tax return for this purpose and time in your life.
    Using the standard mileage rate is usually better than trying to use the actual expense amounts for this purpose and time in your life.
    Daily mileage log of personal miles and your business miles so that you can come up with a percentage of business use of this vehicle for this purpose and time in your life. IN case the IRS would want you to be able to verify some of your business use of the vehicle at some future time in your life for this purpose.
    Ordinary and necessary business expense for this purpose.
    Topic 510 Business Use of Car

    If you use your car in your job or business and you use it only for that purpose, you may deduct its entire cost of operation (subject to limits discussed later). However, if you use the car for both business and personal purposes, you may deduct only the cost of its business use.

    You can generally figure the amount of your deductible car expense using one of two methods: the standard mileage rate method or the actual expense method. If you qualify to use both methods, before choosing a method, you may want to figure your deduction both ways to see which gives you a larger deduction. Please refer to Publication 463, Travel, Entertainment, Gift and Car Expenses, for the current standard mileage rate. If you use the standard mileage rate, you can add to your deduction any parking fees and tolls incurred for business purposes.
    To use the standard mileage rate, you must own or lease the car and:


    The law requires that you substantiate your expenses by adequate records or by sufficient evidence to support your own statement. For further information on record keeping, refer to Topic 305.

    If you are self-employed, car expenses are deductible on Form 1040, Schedule C (PDF) or Form 1040, Schedule C-EZ (PDF), or on Form 1040, Schedule F (PDF) if you are a farmer.

    For more information, refer to Publication 463, Travel, Entertainment, Gift, and Car Expenses.
    Hope that you find the above enclosed information useful. 12/15/2012

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  5. Judy on Dec 16, 2012 Reply

    IF you keep the required mileage log of all of your miles, you can expense the number of miles from home to home each day not counting home to your first client or your last client home, and miles transporting clients. Either flat rate mileage, of a % of actual expenses that’s the % of deductible miles over total. If you take actual expenses, you must depreciate the price of the car, not take that all for one year.

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