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    I'm a local driver, what tax deductions am i missing???

    I got off the road Jan 7,2010. I drove locally all year. What tax deductions am I entitled to?
    I know I can't claim per diem anymore, right?
    Surely there are tax deductions for local drivers. Anyone? Anyone, Bueller?


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    food for one anything you buy for the use in the truck is deductable

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    Quote Originally Posted by fallinangel View Post
    food for one anything you buy for the use in the truck is deductable
    Even though I go home every night?

    I thought that I couldn't claim meals anymore because I could eat at home.

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    any tools, CB, work gloves, uniform. Darn near anything you put in the truck to use you can deduct, pens, sunglasses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by truckerdave1970 View Post
    Even though I go home every night?

    I thought that I couldn't claim meals anymore because I could eat at home.
    You are correct.

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    only clothing/uniforms, anything you use and leave in the truck, satelite subscription. daily per diem is not applicable unless you are gone overnite.

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    Possibly 30% of your cell phone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rug_Trucker View Post
    Possibly 30% of your cell phone.
    That never occurred to me. Good idea!

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    Make sure you compare it with the standard deduction. Unless you have per diem, alot of medical bills, mortgage, etc. It's hard to beat the standard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CondoCruiser View Post
    Make sure you compare it with the standard deduction. Unless you have per diem, alot of medical bills, mortgage, etc. It's hard to beat the standard.
    I cannot remember the last time I itemized.

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