If I drive for work, would that be categorized as business or personal?

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Thanks for taking our app along on your self-employed journey, abie.johnson.

Intuit find many self-employed individuals miss deductions when using the traditional tracking method. With QuickBooks Self-Employed as your copilot, all of your miles and transactions are tracked automatically.

In QuickBooks Self-Employed, driving from your home to your work  and vice-versa is categorized under Personal. It does not qualify as a business trip. Only your self-employed business-related trips are categorized under Business. An example of which are as follows:

  •     Driving for a rideshare company (check with your specific company for details)
  •     Going between offices or work locations
  •     Picking up supplies
  •     Dropping off orders
  •     Coffee with a client
For an additional insights, you may check out this article: Using the mileage deduction in automatic mileage tracking.

Stay in touch with me if you have follow-up questions about tracking mileage and vehicle expenses in QuickBooks Self-Employed. I'm here to help.
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