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Form 1040 ez Publication 463 - Introductory Material Table of Contents Future Developments What's New Reminder IntroductionUsers of employer-provided vehicles. Form 1040 ez Volunteers. Form 1040 ez Ordering forms and publications. Form 1040 ez Tax questions. Form 1040 ez Useful Items - You may want to see: Future Developments For the latest information about developments related to Publication 463, such as legislation enacted after it was published, go to www. Form 1040 ez irs. Form 1040 ez gov/pub463. Form 1040 ez What's New Standard mileage rate. Form 1040 ez  For 2013, the standard mileage rate for the cost of operating your car for business use is 56½ cents per mile. Form 1040 ez Car expenses and use of the standard mileage rate are explained in chapter 4. Form 1040 ez Depreciation limits on cars, trucks, and vans. Form 1040 ez  For 2013, the first-year limit on the total depreciation deduction for cars remains at $11,160 ($3,160 if you elect not to claim the special depreciation allowance). Form 1040 ez For trucks and vans the first-year limit remains at $11,360 ($3,360 if you elect not to claim the special depreciation allowance). Form 1040 ez Depreciation limits are explained in chapter 4. Form 1040 ez Section 179 deduction. Form 1040 ez  For 2013, the section 179 deduction limit on qualifying property purchases (including cars, trucks, and vans) is a total of $500,000 and the limit on those purchases at which the deduction begins to be phased out is $2,000,000. Form 1040 ez Section 179 Deduction is explained in chapter 4. Form 1040 ez Special depreciation allowance. Form 1040 ez  For 2013, the special (“bonus”) depreciation allowance on qualified property (including cars, trucks, and vans) remains at 50%. Form 1040 ez Special Depreciation Allowance is explained in chapter 4. Form 1040 ez Reminder Photographs of missing children. Form 1040 ez  The Internal Revenue Service is a proud partner with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Form 1040 ez Photographs of missing children selected by the Center may appear in this publication on pages that would otherwise be blank. Form 1040 ez You can help bring these children home by looking at the photographs and calling 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678) if you recognize a child. Form 1040 ez Per diem rates. Form 1040 ez  The IRS no longer updates Publication 1542, Per Diem Rates (For Travel Within the Continental United States). Form 1040 ez Instead, current per diem rates may be found on the U. Form 1040 ez S. Form 1040 ez General Services Administration (GSA) website at www. Form 1040 ez gsa. Form 1040 ez gov/perdiem. Form 1040 ez Introduction You may be able to deduct the ordinary and necessary business-related expenses you have for: Travel, Entertainment, Gifts, or Transportation. Form 1040 ez An ordinary expense is one that is common and accepted in your trade or business. Form 1040 ez A necessary expense is one that is helpful and appropriate for your business. Form 1040 ez An expense does not have to be required to be considered necessary. Form 1040 ez This publication explains: What expenses are deductible, How to report them on your return, What records you need to prove your expenses, and How to treat any expense reimbursements you may receive. Form 1040 ez Who should use this publication. Form 1040 ez   You should read this publication if you are an employee or a sole proprietor who has business-related travel, entertainment, gift, or transportation expenses. Form 1040 ez Users of employer-provided vehicles. Form 1040 ez   If an employer-provided vehicle was available for your use, you received a fringe benefit. Form 1040 ez Generally, your employer must include the value of the use or availability of the vehicle in your income. Form 1040 ez However, there are exceptions if the use of the vehicle qualifies as a working condition fringe benefit (such as the use of a qualified nonpersonal use vehicle). Form 1040 ez   A working condition fringe benefit is any property or service provided to you by your employer for which you could deduct the cost as an employee business expense if you had paid for it. Form 1040 ez   A qualified nonpersonal use vehicle is one that is not likely to be used more than minimally for personal purposes because of its design. Form 1040 ez See Qualified nonpersonal use vehicles under Actual Car Expenses in chapter 4. Form 1040 ez   For information on how to report your car expenses that your employer did not provide or reimburse you for (such as when you pay for gas and maintenance for a car your employer provides), see Vehicle Provided by Your Employer in chapter 6. Form 1040 ez Who does not need to use this publication. Form 1040 ez   Partnerships, corporations, trusts, and employers who reimburse their employees for business expenses should refer to their tax form instructions and chapter 11 of Publication 535, Business Expenses, for information on deducting travel, meals, and entertainment expenses. Form 1040 ez   If you are an employee, you will not need to read this publication if all of the following are true. Form 1040 ez You fully accounted to your employer for your work-related expenses. Form 1040 ez You received full reimbursement for your expenses. Form 1040 ez Your employer required you to return any excess reimbursement and you did so. Form 1040 ez There is no amount shown with a code “L” in box 12 of your Form W-2, Wage and Tax Statement. Form 1040 ez If you meet all of these conditions, there is no need to show the expenses or the reimbursements on your return. Form 1040 ez If you would like more information on reimbursements and accounting to your employer, see chapter 6 . Form 1040 ez    If you meet these conditions and your employer included reimbursements on your Form W-2 in error, ask your employer for a corrected Form W-2. Form 1040 ez Volunteers. Form 1040 ez   If you perform services as a volunteer worker for a qualified charity, you may be able to deduct some of your costs as a charitable contribution. Form 1040 ez See Out-of-Pocket Expenses in Giving Services in Publication 526, Charitable Contributions, for information on the expenses you can deduct. Form 1040 ez Comments and suggestions. Form 1040 ez   We welcome your comments about this publication and your suggestions for future editions. Form 1040 ez   You can write to us at the following address: Internal Revenue Service Tax Forms and Publications Division 1111 Constitution Ave. Form 1040 ez NW, IR-6526 Washington, DC 20224   We respond to many letters by telephone. Form 1040 ez Therefore, it would be helpful if you would include your daytime phone number, including the area code, in your correspondence. Form 1040 ez   You can send your comments from www. Form 1040 ez irs. Form 1040 ez gov/formspubs/. Form 1040 ez Click on “More Information” and then on “Comment on Tax Forms and Publications. Form 1040 ez ”   Although we cannot respond individually to each comment received, we do appreciate your feedback and will consider your comments as we revise our tax products. Form 1040 ez Ordering forms and publications. Form 1040 ez   Visit www. Form 1040 ez irs. Form 1040 ez gov/formspubs/ to download forms and publications, call 1-800-TAX-FORM (1-800-829-3676), or write to the address below and receive a response within 10 days after your request is received. Form 1040 ez Internal Revenue Service 1201 N. Form 1040 ez Mitsubishi Motorway Bloomington, IL 61705-6613 Tax questions. 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