Can I deduct mileage expenses when working as a part-time independent contractor?
I have a full-time job (where I'm an employee for tax purposes) and I have recently picked up some freelance part-time bookkeeping work on the side (where I will be an independent contractor for tax purposes).
As an aside, both the full-time and the part-time bosses know about my working for each of them.
The part-time boss seems to think that as an independent contractor, I can deduct mileage/automobile costs on my tax return while I work for him. I'm not so sure that I can, though if it turns out that I can, I'll start keeping track.
The part-time job will consist of my driving to his office, working, then driving back home.
says that "if you are self-employed and your home is your principal place of business, you can deduct the cost of driving from home to see a client or to go to another work location."
I am, technically, driving to another work location, which makes me think that I can
deduct the mileage costs.
Tax Form Processing
states that commuting expenses are not deductible.
I suspect the answer will be that I am not allowed to deduct the mileage costs associated with driving to the part-time job's office. But I became confused when I read the TurboTax explanation and figured it doesn't hurt to ask here.
Any help is appreciated. Thanks.