Can I deduct mileage for a temporary job commute?
February 9, 2005
Subject: Contractor mileage...
Date: Thu, 27 Jan 2005
I have been contracted by an IT staffing company to a company that is a 104-mile commute (round trip) from my house.
The staffing company pays me and issues my W-2.
Can I take the mileage as a deduction because of the temporary nature of the job?
Thanks for your help!
San Diego, CA
Date: Mon, 31 Jan 2005
Probably not. The IRS has recently been "looking through" these arrangements and finding the contracting company to actually be the employer.
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