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Is driving 20k miles a year a lot?

Is driving 20k miles a year a lot?

A well-maintained vehicle that is driven 20,000 miles per year on highways and in sparsely populated areas where there are fewer traffic signals and stop signs generally has led an easier life than a similar vehicle that has half as many miles but has endured the daily grind of low-speed city driving.

How do I calculate how many miles I drive?


  1. Get the miles traveled from the trip odometer, or subtract the original odometer reading from the new one.
  2. Divide the miles traveled by the amount of gallons it took to refill the tank. The result will be your car’s average miles per gallon yield for that driving period.

What is the average miles a person drives a year?

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration states the average person drives around 13,500 miles every year.

How to get the most mileage for your money?

We ask our experts and give you some tips on how to get the most mileage for your money. When you get a quote for car insurance, you’ll be asked roughly how many miles you’re going to drive, for example, if you’ll drive up to 4,000 or 20,000 miles a year, and everything in between and beyond.

What’s the tax rate for business mileage?

Every year, the worth of the rate of every mile driven for work purposes is calculated by the IRS. As of 2017, the rate was set at 53.5 cents for every business mile driven. Anyone who can do basic math can quickly see that someone who does a lot of driving for business travel can get a pretty nice deduction.

Do you get a tax deduction for mileage?

If you are familiar with the basics of small business ownership, you have probably already been made aware of the practice of tracking how many miles that you drive in your vehicle for work purposes to get a nice tax deduction. But getting a tax break is not the only benefit to tracking the work miles you rack up.

How much do you get for mileage reimbursement?

This 40 cent per mile reimbursement is substantially more generous than the current 18.5 cents per mile reimbursement set by the IRS. If a company and an employee have agreed upon some sort of mileage reimbursement rate, the employee will need to keep some sort of logbook in their vehicle so that they can record all of their business miles driven.

How do you calculate your frequent flyer miles?

Locate the number of miles estimated for each flight and write down these numbers. Alternatively, you can access a mileage calculator such as Web Flyer for flight distance between airports (see Resources).

How can I find out how many airline miles I have?

You should see both your total miles and the number of miles you’ve logged this year, as well as your airline status (if any). Call the airline if you don’t know your login for the website or app. Customer service will also be able to provide your mileage total.

What do you need to know about mileage deductions?

When you claim your mileage deduction on a Schedule C (or in a tax filing software), you’ll likely need to input how many miles you drove in total during the year, including personal and commuting miles. You need to make sure your total mileage deduction makes sense when compared to your total miles driven.

Do you pay an annual fee for frequent flier miles?

Major airlines offer complementary credit cards where you earn double or triple frequent flier miles for each ticket purchased with the card. Airline credit cards do charge an annual fee, but the miles earned may make it worth the cost. You earn frequent flier miles for every purchase you charge to the card.

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Ruth Doyle