Tax Law (Questions About Taxes)/Question about mileage


My husband works more than 100 miles (different metro area as well) from our home. He does fire alarm installation, and may be at different job sites from day to day, and typically is not at the same job site for more than a few months. He stays in the other area during the week, and comes home on weekends. Are his miles to and from our home on Monday/Friday, as well as his miles from where he stays in the other metro area to his job site tax deductible?


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If he stays outside your metro area overnight, the travel to and from the work location is deductible mileage.  The miles between sites is deductible if he stays overnight or if he comes home at night.

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