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Old 03-19-2012, 03:38 PM
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So.....nobody is getting the credit for tax on fuels???

Your missing out on a lot of money!

Also....unless you drive your truck a LOT (mileage wise) your better off going with actual expenses.

I put between 3K and 4K miles on my truck a year. I incurred a whole lot more than $2K worth of expenses!
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Old 03-19-2012, 03:42 PM
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I agree with doing actual expenses if its a dedicated work truck. Write of the cost of the truck, then write off all costs of using the truck.
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Old 03-19-2012, 03:49 PM
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So.....nobody is getting the credit for tax on fuels???

Your missing out on a lot of money!

Also....unless you drive your truck a LOT (mileage wise) your better off going with actual expenses.

I put between 3K and 4K miles on my truck a year. I incurred a whole lot more than $2K worth of expenses!
I tried the offroad fuel tax credit and it wasn't that much in my case.

I drove about the same miles as you and didn't put anywhere near that into my truck. I did an oil change or two and put new tires on it. I came in under $500 plus gas for the year.
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Old 03-19-2012, 03:56 PM
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I pay to have all work done on my truck. Brakes, oil, maintenance. Had all fluids changed and flushed this past year. New brakes and rotors all around as well. Tires alone this year were $600. 7mpg doesn't get me far on a tank either.

The offroad credit is .173 per gallon! That's about $100 for a solo guy!
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Old 03-19-2012, 05:16 PM
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So.....nobody is getting the credit for tax on fuels???

Your missing out on a lot of money!

Also....unless you drive your truck a LOT (mileage wise) your better off going with actual expenses.

I put between 3K and 4K miles on my truck a year. I incurred a whole lot more than $2K worth of expenses!
I follow what my accountant tells me and that's turn in my work miles and leave equipment fuel under general expenses. the only thing I pull out seperately is equipment. all other expenses are one total.

by the way I put between 5k and 8k miles a season on my truck for work miles.
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Old 03-19-2012, 06:45 PM
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The offroad credit is .173 per gallon! That's about $100 for a solo guy!
I used about 350 gallons last year or about 60 bucks. Leaving it in saves me about $20 so the net would be about $40. It's also an automatic red flag for the IRS. Just like the home office deduction.
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Old 03-20-2012, 05:25 AM
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I've been 4136'ing since 1988 and home office'ing for over 8 years now probably.

I have heard the home office is often a high abuse area that they look into, but have never heard the credit for tax on fuel being a red flag item?

Your not using this fuel in a DOT approved vehicle on the road, so why pay tax on it?

We already save all our gas receipts. I always fill up mowers separately from the truck, so the receipt is 100% accurate. The truck gets filled on a separate pump. Truck receipt has truck mileage written on it, and mower receipt has mowers written on it.

I take the receipts and add them all up at tax time. Simple and easy.

As for the truck....as long as you have another car/truck for personal use, and just use your work truck for 100% business. It's so much easier that way.
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Everyone should be using the off road deduction(credit).
If you dont you are just giving money away. A lot of it.

Also I have never had it where mileage beat out actual expenses,
so we use actual.
We also have 9 trucks, so maybe it is different for solo guys
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Everyone should be using the off road deduction(credit).
If you dont you are just giving money away. A lot of it.

Also I have never had it where mileage beat out actual expenses,
so we use actual.
We also have 9 trucks, so maybe it is different for solo guys
What I do actual expenses on 4 company trucks
What I do have a Credit card for each truck no paper trail I always hate to mess with tons of paper
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