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Category: Deductions and Credits

Truck Driver Tax Deductions

Truck drivers can claim a variety of tax deductions while on the road. Mileage, daily meal allowances, truck repair (maintenance), overnight hotel expenses, and union dues are some of the tax deductions available. However, local truck drivers typically cannot deduct travel expenses. For more information regarding the standard meal allowance, please refer to IRS Publication 1542 "Per Diem Rates". Claiming these deductions helps lower your tax liability and helps you recoup some of the money spent during the year for travel.

Additional Information

Business Expenses

Transportation Expenses

Form 2106 Instructions

Please refer to the chart below for additional truck driver deductions you may not have been aware of.

*Valid deductions unless reimbursed or paid for by employer.

Cleaning Supplies

 

Misc. Supplies

 

Transportation Expenses

Hand Cleaner

 

Alarm Clock

 

Air Fare

Paper Towels

 

Bedding

 

Cab Fare

Portable Vacuum

 

Cab Curtains

 

Hotels/Motels

Trash Bags

 

Coffee Maker

  

Window Cleaner

 

Refrigerator

 

Office Supplies

  

Tupperware

 

Clipboard

Electronics

 

First Aid Supplies

 

Log Books

CB Radio & Repair

   

Maps

Cell Phone

 

Protective Clothing

 

Notebook Paper

GPS Unit

 

Boots

 

Pens & Pencils

GPS Map Updates

 

Hard Hat

 

Stapler

  

Rain Gear

  

Tools

 

Safety Glasses

 

Load Expenses

Duct Tape

 

Gloves

 

Bungee Cords

Electrical Tape

   

Load Chains

Flashlights

 

Clothing

 

Load Straps

Hammer

 

Hangers

 

Locks

Pliers

 

Laundry Bag

 

Wide Load Flags

Screwdrivers

 

Laundry Soap

  

Tire Iron

 

Uniforms

  

Wrenches

 

Uniform Alterations