Jocomama

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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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Jocomama said:
The art of knowing what to deduct. Classic rule that you need to think about as a resident, especially with > $3/gallon.
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:
 

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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.