Marquette, MI asked in Tax Law and Business Law for Michigan

Q: I have a full time job with 120 mile commute. If I say delivered fire wood daily. could I write same miles off?

If I established a legal and credible business which used the same route and daily miles as regular full time job could I some how write regular miles off or a weekly %?

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Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
  • Grand Rapids, MI
  • Licensed in Michigan

A: Your question is more tax than law related. I can see where you're going with this, and it might work. I just think at the very least, you are opening yourself up to an audit, which very quickly will zap any money saved in fees to a CPA or tax attorney to work through it with you. You would have to consider whether the cost benefits are worth the risk.

A: The IRS does not allow mileage deductions for commuting to work. However, there are ways to do what you are trying to do.

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