People who drive for work have the option of deducting the cost of their car expenses (such as gas, maintenance, car payments, and a few others), or deducting a standard amount for every business mile driven.
The standard mileage rate for 2018 was 54.5 cents per mile, while the 2019 rate is 58 cents per mile.
If you haven’t been tracking your business mileage--don’t panic! Some on-demand work apps (like Uber) will track your on-trip mileage for you, so you’ll be able to deduct this amount at the very least. Here’s where you can read more about how to fill in the blanks on your mileage log.