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Unreimbursed Mileage

Postby Bartholomew » Mon Feb 23, 2015 12:14 am

s About Taxes)/Unreimbursed Mileage Advertisement Expert: Carole Dunton - 4/3/2011 Hi Carole

My employer reimburses me for mileage, but at only .45 cents per mile. I understand the federal rate is .50 cents and wanted to deduct the difference. However, in trying to Google an answer, I have seen it said that the deduction must be more than 2% of my AGI for me to be able to benefit.

I drove 8,240 miles for work in 2010, so the unreimbursed portion as compared to the federal rate would be 8240 x .05 or $412. I file my taxes with my wife, married filing jointly, and our AGI is right around $70,000. Am I able to deduct the $412 on my taxes, and if so, where?

Thanks for your help.

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Unreimbursed Mileage

Postby Serafin » Tue Feb 24, 2015 11:09 am


No you won't be able to take the deduction. 2% of $70,000 is $1400.  The deduction is taken as an itemized deduction on Schedule A.  If you have any other unreimbursed employee business expenses to add to the $412 and they total more than $1400, you could deduct the amount by which they exceed $1400.


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