As I understand it there are two basic ways to write off vehicles for a business. 1) The standard mileage rate method and 2) The actual costs method (keeping every damn vehicle expense related receipt you get). I've heard this several places but confirmed it here; http://www.smartmoney.com/tax/homefamily/index.cfm?story=roadrules I have a few problems with this and I was wondering how the rest of you guys (with multiple crews and vehicles) do it. Obviously It's much simpler to use the mileage method. Plus it's pretty lucritive since it pays like $.32 per mile. And I've been doing it this way except now I read that I really shouldn't be because "You can't use the standard-mileage-rate method if: ......You use two or more vehicles simultaneously in your business activity during the year." So my only option is to make my employees keep every dang receipt for gas, oil, insurance, tires, mechanical work, etc. ??? This seems like a heck of a lot of work. Plus, my employees sometimes loose receipts. I liked the mileage route because it was simple. I have heard of one other option that my attorney told me about. And that's to start a seperate business entity that would own the trucks. That entity would lease them to my company. I don't know if this would allow me to use the mileage route or not. Please tell me how y'all do it. I am not looking forward to keeping track of that many more receipts.