Managing Client Vehicle Expenses and Tax Credits


Managing client vehicle expenses is an ongoing challenge for tax professionals. Between mileage deductions, depreciation methods, documentation rules, and an array of available credits, advising clients can quickly become complex.

This comprehensive course will enhance your ability to accurately qualify and claim deductions related to your clients' automobiles, trucks, fleet vehicles, and other motor vehicles used for business purposes. Through practical examples and up-to-date IRS guidance, you will gain confidence in essential topics like qualifying usage, expense calculations, forms and reporting, records substantiation, and asset dispositions.

Further strengthen your advisory skills regarding available tax credits, recent incentives, and compliance requirements to proactively inform clients and help withstand IRS scrutiny. Whether for a Schedule C sole proprietorship or a multi-entity business, this A-to-Z reference will help you save clients money while adhering to current laws.

Learning Objectives

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • identify the types of work-related car and truck expenses that may qualify for deduction by a taxpayer and the available general methods that may be made to claim those expenses
  • identify the types of deduction that a taxpayer may qualify to claim under the heading of depreciation for a car or truck that the taxpayer uses for business purposes
  • identify situations and circumstances where a taxpayer may have to recognize a gain or loss on the disposition of a vehicle that has been used for business purposes
  • given appropriate taxpayer records, correctly calculate the taxpayer's available deduction for motor vehicle expenses and identify the correct form(s) for reporting the deduction to the IRS
  • identify the main characteristics of the vehicles that may qualify for each of the three motor vehicle tax credits that were available during the 2023 tax year

Tax Year: 2023

Designed For

Tax professionals working to refresh or expand their knowledge regarding rules governing deducting automobile and truck expenses


General understanding of individual tax law

Advanced Preparation


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