Monday, July 23, 2012

Truck Driver Expenses


Hi Ralph.  Hope all is well with you.  *** finally got a job.  He just got his CDL-A and was hired as entry level truck driver with **** Transportation.  He is on the road and in training for 12 weeks and then will be local, so I have no idea what the salary will be.  We will just deal with that at the end of the year.  But, I do have one question.  While he is on the road there are expenses that he incurs that are out-of-pocket--meals, showers ($24.00 for a shower at the truck stop), laundry, and just little job related expenses.  The employer told him that he could claim these on his income tax, but I am deferring to the expert here.  Are there some kind of guidelines for what can be claimed while he is on the road? 

Here is a link to a great discussion about your trucking questions on my website. I also have a form which can be used for tracking. Please let me know if you have any questions.

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