Question

Is deducting school related travel expenses allowed by the IRS? I drive back and fourth to school and would like to deduct the cost of gas.

Answer

No, deducting school related travel expenses is typically not allowed by the IRS. As a general rule, you cannot deduct gas if you only use your vehicle to commute to school and for other personal uses.

You might be able to deduct transportation expenses if you:

  • Are regularly employed
  • Travel to school for work-related short-term education

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