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Thank you so much for taking the time to answer for me.

I am a field service technician and start my day of work from my house at 8am and end my day of work at my house.

During the course of the day I travel alot of miles in my vehicle.

My company makes me deduct mileage to and from my office which is 33 miles away so a total of 66 miles.  

Is there any law in mass that would point towards not having to deduct this mileage since I start my work from my house. ?
Or is it correct they can make me deduct this every day.

Thank you so much for your help.

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Actually they are probably doing that because it is easy for them and the same every month. The correct mileage to deduct would be the miles to your first job. The miles to your first job are counted as commuting to work. So if you do not go into your office and go directly from home to your first job those miles would not count and would be deducted. The miles home after your last job are also commuter miles and would not count.

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I can answer questions about payroll laws and payroll tax laws and Human Resource laws and agencies. I can answer federal payroll and human resource law questions and most states; I do not have a knowledge of the local taxes for cities and counties within the state. If and when I can I will try and send you the website where you can reference the answer and where you can obtain more information as well as a contact number if needed for that particular agency. Some agencies I have worked with are IRS, Department of Labor (federal and state), Revenue Canada (and provincial governments), Inland Revenue, OSHA (0ccupational Safety and Health Administration); Social Security Administration and National Child Support as well as other agencies in Payroll and Human Resources. Some Laws I am particularly familiar with are FLSA (Fair Labor Standards Act), ADA (Americans With Disabilities Act), FMLA (Family Medical Leave Act) COBRA (Consolidated Omnibus Reconciliation Act ) , QDRO's, QMCSO's, and other support orders and garnishments, USERRA (Uniformed Services Employment and Remployment Rights Act,PPA Act (Pension Protection Act of 2006, As well as most other employment type acts. I am also well versed in the Title V Civil Rights Act and the HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act).

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