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Can I deduct miles in-between hospitals?

Discussion in 'Finance and Investment' started by Jocomama, Jul 26, 2006.

  1. Jocomama

    Jocomama Make 'em bleed!

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    The art of knowing what to deduct. Classic rule that you need to think about as a resident, especially with > $3/gallon.
    When you are rotating at different hospitals, after you leave the first hospital (say you came for am conference before going to VA) - you deduct the miles from hospital 1 to hospital 2 to home (within day).

    This applies to home call also when you drive back in - nice!

    But use a daily planner and mark the miles, ALONG with your odometer reading.
    It adds up!!

    More deduction items to come in the future
     
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  3. Bobblehead

    Bobblehead Senior Member
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    Subject to itemized deductions at year's end and the 2% AGI floor of course.
     
  4. spalatin

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    Ahhhh. But will I get hit with capital gains tax if I fill my gas tank and hence double the value of my car? :laugh:
     
  5. whopper

    whopper Former jolly good fellow
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    From my limited understanding you can deduct any location after the 1st location you've driven from.

    So if you need to go to 3 places in 1 day, any distance after the first location is deductable.

    But from what I understand you need to document where you went to, and on what days.
     

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