If I bought a new (used) car and I'm a part time driver, could I write that purchase off on my 2019 taxes?
You have an important tax choice to make. You must decide if you're going to use the mileage method or the actual expense method to claim your vehicle expenses. Your choice will affect whether or not you deduct the purchase costs you're asking about. For most rideshare drivers the mileage method is by far the best selection. With the mileage method you'll be deducting the miles you put on your car and since ride-share drivers put insane miles on their vehicles, it usually works better long term than the actual expense method. You should also be aware that if you use the actual expense method in the first year you'll have to use that method for the life of the vehicle.If I bought a new (used) car and I'm a part time driver, could I write that purchase off on my 2019 taxes?