You can deduct mileage on your personal vehicle if you make a business-related trip to the bank, the post office, a business meeting, a truck show or a dealership, supply store or parts yard – even to a grocery if your purchases are business-related. Keep a log on the dash or in the glove compartment to jot the date, mileage and purpose of each business-related trip. The IRS allows a deduction of 54 cents per mile driven.
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