Can I get a mileage deduction for working overtime?

September 26, 2008

From:  Thuy
Date:  14 Apr 2008

Hi,

My husband normally works five days a week, but very often he has to work extra on Saturday. He gets paid for it, but his employer will not pay for the mileage. Can he claim this mileage as a business expense?

Answer

Date:  30 Apr 2008

Hello Thuy,

Assuming the mileage is for commuting from your home to his job and back, it’s a non-deductible personal expense.

Good luck!
Mike Gray

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