Vehicle Expense - Entering Actual Expense in Program

To enter the actual vehicle expense information in the TaxAct Program which will transfer to Form 1040, Schedule C, Line 9:

  1. From within your TaxAct return (Online or Desktop), click Federal. On smaller devices, click the menu icon in the upper left-hand corner, then select Federal.
  2. Click Business Income  in the Federal Quick Q&A Topics menu to expand the category and then click Business income or loss from a sole proprietorship
  3. Click +Add Federal Schedule C to create a new copy of the form or click Review to review a form already created 
  4. Continue to the screen titled Review Vehicle Expenses for this Business and then click on Yes to enter/review expenses
  5. Proceed through the Q&A interview. The Asset Type must be either a Car or Light Truck/SUV to be able to enter the vehicle miles driven on the following screen to calculate the standard mileage rate
  6. When you reach the screen titled Vehicles - Actual or Standard you can select the method you prefer to use