I have a 2012 Chrysler 200 that I use to deliver pizza in. I drove 36,000 miles last year of which 6,000 was to commute to and from work. I am claiming 30,000 with the IRS standard mileage rate. I then get to this question.
“Was this vehicle available for personal use in 2017?”
“This doesn’t mean you used the vehicle for personal reasons, only if it was available for you to use.”
“Yes, this vehicle was available for personal use.”
“No, it wasn’t.”
I have a 2000 Pontiac Grand Am that I use for personal use like going grocery shopping ETC. Since I use my Grand Am for personal use what do I put for the question “This doesn’t mean you used the vehicle for personal reasons, only if it was available for you to use.” YES OR NO?
Hi Michael, that is a good question. Unfortunately I am not sure why they ask you that question but it must have something to do with figuring out how much the vehicle is used for business. I recommend that you contact a tax pro who can provide you with some guidance on how to respond to this question.
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