Question by  twinsline (41)

What kind of tax deduction can I claim for my commute to work on my W2?


Answer by  John (9008)

Commuting is not a deductible expense. As such, you cannot claim any deduction or tax credit for it. This is considered to be different from business travel, which can sometimes be deductible.


Answer by  cgroverla (516)

Expenses of commuting from your home to your regular place of work is never deductible. Commuting to a temporary assignment, or between work assignments may be deductible.


Answer by  Chaneygirl (1755)

You cannot claim any deduction for commuting. Where you choose to live and work and the costs associated with getting there and back are not deductible. If you travel to different locations throughout the day, that mileage could be deductible. If your employer reimburses you or provides you with a vehicle, there may be tax consequences, contact a tax preparer.


Answer by  tamarawilhite (17883)

Driving to and from work are not tax deductible. You can claim reimbursement for miles traveled on behalf of your employer, such as driving to meet a client or between work sites. But that then becomes income from your employer, deductible to them, not deductible to you. You cannot deduct your driving to work.


Answer by  Att4372 (1704)

Commuting to work in not tax deductible. The only deductions reported on a W2 are retirement fund contributions (box 12). You can reduce withholding by filing a W4, but you tax won't change.


Answer by  TOM10309 (149)

Generally none, unless you are commuting from one office to another or you are going from your home office to work, then that mileage can be deducted as a Miscellaneous expense subject to 2% floor on AGI.

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