What paperwork needs to be filed so I can have tax write offs? What can be deducted?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by l3randonf, May 5, 2011.

  1. sehitchman

    sehitchman LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 792

    Personal and commuting miles are not deductable. The travel from your home to your 1st account is viewed as normal commute. Smart people set up a PO box for their business as close to the house as possible. I'm one mile, i work 50 weeks X five days = 250 miles. The trip to the PO is my 1st stop each day. That is what i log as personal use each year. I also recommend a second vehicle to prove available for personal use, even if it is a $500 motorcycle.
  2. Cuttingedgemowingandmore

    Cuttingedgemowingandmore LawnSite Member
    Posts: 2

    From what i was reading...if your home is considered your office then from your office to first job and back could be deducted if im reading it correctly.
  3. McG_Landscaping

    McG_Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 15,738

    Wait. Did no one catch that the op has 0 yards? What income are you writing this off on?
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  4. jrs.landscaping

    jrs.landscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    from Maine
    Posts: 2,718

    That should make it easier to claim a loss for his "business"
  5. Duekster

    Duekster LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Posts: 7,961

    Schedule C

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