I imported my business trips from Mileage IQ successfully. The deduction from 2018 is not showing in my total. What do you have to do to add it and get the deduction?

I imported my business trips from Mileage IQ successfully. 

I can't seem to get QB to add the deduction to my total. 

What do you have to do to add it and get the deduction?


Hello there, dbasamarin,

I'd like to make sure you have a complete and accurate record of your business mileage in QuickBooks Self-Employed. Let's get started!

One possible reason why you're not seeing your 2018 deduction is that you have incorrectly selected the tax year in the Annual taxes section. Make sure to highlight the correct tax year.

Here's how:

  1. Go to Taxes.
  2. Choose Annual taxes.
  3. Select the correct tax year.
  4. Click the Vehicle deduction drop down arrow. 

On the other hand, QuickBooks Self-Employed uses two methods in tracking your mileage expenses and deductions. For the purposes of tracking and estimating, we chose to only use the "standard method" (total business mileage). So for QBSE purposes, we are always using the standard method. 

At annual tax time, you can still choose the actual method (actual expenses).The equivalent amount of your total track business mileage will not be included on your quarterly estimated taxes. You'll need to make sure you record all Self-Employed business related transactions so everything will be calculated  when filing at the end of the year.

For further information, you can check out this article: About Auto, Car, or Vehicle Deductions.

Please let me know if you have follow up questions about mileage and deductions in QuickBooks Self-Employed. I'm just around if you need help.

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