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

Discussion in 'Trucker Taxes and Truck Financing' started by truckerdave1970, Jan 24, 2011.

  1. truckerdave1970

    truckerdave1970 On Probation

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    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?
     
  2. fallinangel

    fallinangel Medium Load Member

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    food for one anything you buy for the use in the truck is deductable
     
  3. truckerdave1970

    truckerdave1970 On Probation

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    Even though I go home every night?

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

    Hardlyevr Road Train Member

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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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  5. Roadmedic

    Roadmedic Road Train Member

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    You are correct.
     
  6. cheeseman6697

    cheeseman6697 Bobtail Member

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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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  7. Rug_Trucker

    Rug_Trucker Road Train Member

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    Possibly 30% of your cell phone.
     
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  8. truckerdave1970

    truckerdave1970 On Probation

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    That never occurred to me. Good idea!
     
  9. CondoCruiser

    CondoCruiser The Legend

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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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  10. Roadmedic

    Roadmedic Road Train Member

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    I cannot remember the last time I itemized.
     
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