The National Directory of Certified Public Accountants

Ask A CPA - Mileage Rate Deductions

Can I Choose The Mileage Allowance Or Actual Expense Method Every Year?

No. The choice of the actual expense method on the first year will bar the use of the standard mileage method ion subsequent years. If you use the standard mileage method in the first year then you can use the actual expense method in future years.

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