Can I claim a mileage deduction if my employer pays for gas?

February 27, 2006

From:  Rob
Date:  Wed, 25 Jan 2006

If I use my personal car for work as a sales representative and my employer pays for my gasoline expenses, can I still claim the full mileage deduction on my federal tax return?

Answer

Date:  Thu, 09 Feb 2006

Hello Rob,

You can compute the standard mileage deduction, then subtract the reimbursement from your employer to compute the employee business expense.

Good luck!
Mike Gray

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