Tax Reform Update: Employee business expenses can be claimed only by Armed Forces reservists, qualified performing artists, fee-basis state or local government officials, and employees with impairment-related work expenses.
If you were partially reimbursed for your employee business miles, your total business miles and reimbursements for the current year are entered on Form 2106 Employee Business Expenses.
To input this information in the TaxAct® program:
- From within your TaxAct return (Online or Desktop), click Federal. On smaller devices, click in the upper left-hand corner, then click Federal.
- Click Other Adjustments in the Federal Quick Q&A Topics menu to expand, then click National Guard/Reserve member from Form 2106 or Qualified performing Artist or Fee-Basis Government Official from Form 2106.
- Click + Add Form 2106 to create a new copy of the form or click Edit to review a form already created.
- Continue with the interview process to enter all of the appropriate information.
- On the screen titled Employee Expenses - Unreimbursed Expenses, click Yes.
- On the screen titled Employee Expenses - Vehicle Expense - Miles Driven, enter the employee business miles, then click Continue.
- On the screen titled Employee Expenses - Vehicle Expense - Standard Rate, select Actual expenses, then click Continue.
- On the screen titled Employee Expenses - Vehicle Expense - Gas, Oil, Repairs, etc., enter the Vehicle operating expenses amount, then click Continue.
- On the screen titled Employee Expenses - Employer Reimbursements, enter your total reimbursements for those miles as Other than meals, then click Continue.
The program will calculate the difference between the two amounts for your deduction. For example, if you drove 100 miles, your standard mileage deduction would be $57.50 (100 x 0.57.5). If your employer reimbursed you at a rate of 20 cents per mile, you would enter $20 in the reimbursement field (100 x .20). Your total mileage deduction on Form 2106 would be $37.50 (57.50 - 20).
See Standard Mileage Rates for more information.
Note that any link in the information above is updated each year automatically and will take you to the most recent version of the document at the time it is accessed.