Write Off Business-Related Vehicle Expenses

Q.  I'm using my personal car in my business. How much can I deduct on my tax return for the vehicle expenses? A. There are two basic ways to write off expenses for business-related travel: The standard mileage method. This provides a basic deduction for mileage and provides built-in depreciation. For 2017, the mileage rate is 53.5 cents per business mile driven (down from 54 cents in Continue Reading

Heavy Vehicle Purchases Offer Significant Business Tax Breaks…For Now

Favorable depreciation rules for business use of "heavy" SUVs, pickups and vans were locked in by the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act of 2015. By taking advantage of these rules, you may be able to write off the entire business-use portion of a heavy vehicle's cost in the first year. Here's how it works. Depreciation Deductions for Lighter Vehicles The PATH Act extended Continue Reading