How do I claim fuel, maintenance, auto-insurance and license fees given that I use my vehicle for work purposes?

While TurboTax asks for both total km driven and km driven for work - it does not ask for a breakdown of the fuel, maintenance, auto-insurance or license fees etc. related to the km driven for work.

Do I simply enter the total amount paid for each of these or, for the fuel and maintenance specifically, do I only report the HST? Furthermore, do I break down either the total or HST only by the km driven for work/total km number?

Thanks

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If you are self-employed, you would click on the income tab, choose self-employment-other to bring up the appropriate pages.  On mine, I see the mileage driven and the mileage driven for work.  Directly under that are the expenses.  The mileage for work divided by the total mileage provides the percentage of the expenses you can claim.  Then fill in all of the expenses to get a total

If you are registered for GST, you would remove the GST from all revenue and expense as it is reported elsewhere.  If you are not registered, your revenue and expense will include the GST.

It is the same for the T777 for employment expenses, but you must have a signed T2200 from your employer to make a claim.


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