Tag : Independent Contractor

IRS Business Travel Definition for “Away From Home” When determining what qualifies as business travel overnight stay is not the only requisite, the IRS also specifies that the taxpayer must travel “Away From Home”.

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To travel away from home the taxpayer must travel to an area that is outside of the tax home for a period substantially longer than an ordinary day’s worth of work. The IRS business travel definition specifies the tax home as the entire city or general area where the main place of business is located.
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Temporary Work Location Commuting Expenses Tax Deductions “I’m a freelancer and I use my personal car to travel from location to location to do my work. At the end of the year I am never completely sure about what mileage is tax deductible and what is not tax deductible.”

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Temporary work location tax deductions can be complicated. For example, an employee’s or contractor’s commute between their home and a regular place of work typically is not a deductible business expense. However, if the place of work is a temporary location, meaning the location is expected to last for one year or less, than the
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