Tracking Expenses and Mileage

As a reminder, since you are using your vehicle, you can deduct the standard mileage rate OR actual car expenses.

The standard mileage rate is supposed to cover the cost of standard maintenance, repairs, taxes, gas, insurance and registration fees. If you think the standard mileage rate is less than your actual cost, maybe it is best to choose that route instead.

I’ve downloaded Everlance: Free Mileage Log. It has a rating of 4.8. If you’re interested, here’s a link. UBEREats promotes using Stride.

There are other items that you can also track to get deducted (there’s probably more, but this is basic):

  1. Supplies that you purchase for the job (i.e. insulated bags)
  2. Cell phone accessories (i.e. cell phone holder, charger)
  3. Cell phone (if you purchased a new phone to use for work this year, it’s 100% tax deductible)
  4. Cell phone service (whatever % you use in minutes and data for work)
  5. Parking fees (where I’m at, this is not as much of an issue, but other parts of Washington State, this may be necessary)
  6. Tolls (if you have to pay a toll on your way to delivering food)

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