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BumbleBee 01-11-2019 03:28 PM

Mileage Question
 
I had a non-daycare related appointment yesterday that was across the street from a grocery store. Seeing as how I needed milk and bananas for daycare breakfast today, I stopped at the store after my appointment.

Can I count any of the mileage from my trip? I would've had to go to the store anyways I just waited until yesterday since I would be over that way for my appointment.

Michael 01-12-2019 10:47 AM

I think you can at least write off half the trip. If it were me, I’d keep the grocery store receipt and write off all the mileage.

BumbleBee 01-13-2019 08:49 AM

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Originally Posted by Michael (Post 693955)
I think you can at least write off half the trip. If it were me, Id keep the grocery store receipt and write off all the mileage.

Awww you edited your response. The first one gave me a chuckle.

I went with counting the mileage, one way, from the grocery store to my house. But I have the store receipt and can always change to counting the full mileage later.

Michael 01-13-2019 12:20 PM

Well I thought it was funny at first but then realized that a Pius effort was a virtue that shouldn’t be made light of. :p

For those that wondered what I originally wrote:
Quote:

Originally Posted by Michael (Post 693955)
“Why would you drive all the way home just to go back to the grocery store to pick up bananas for a deduction?”


TomCopeland 01-13-2019 07:50 PM

mileage
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by BumbleBee (Post 693922)
I had a non-daycare related appointment yesterday that was across the street from a grocery store. Seeing as how I needed milk and bananas for daycare breakfast today, I stopped at the store after my appointment.

Can I count any of the mileage from my trip? I would've had to go to the store anyways I just waited until yesterday since I would be over that way for my appointment.

You can only count trips that are "primarily" for business purposes. Which means more than half of the purchase of the trip was business. In your case the purpose of the trip was for a personal appointment, so you can't count any of the miles. You can never count half a trip.

BumbleBee 01-14-2019 03:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TomCopeland (Post 693989)
You can only count trips that are "primarily" for business purposes. Which means more than half of the purchase of the trip was business. In your case the purpose of the trip was for a personal appointment, so you can't count any of the miles. You can never count half a trip.

Thank you!


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