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Allowable motor vehicle expenses
You can deduct your motor vehicle expenses if you meet all of the following conditions:
You were normally required to work away from your employer's place of business or in different places.
Under your contract of employment, you had to pay your own motor vehicle expenses. You are not considered to have paid your own motor vehicle expenses if your employer reimburses you or you refuse a reimbursement or reasonable allowance from your employer.
You did not receive a non-taxable allowance for motor vehicle expenses. Generally, an allowance is non-taxable when it is based solely on a reasonable per-kilometre rate.
You keep with your records a copy of Form T2200, Declaration of Conditions of Employment, which has been completed and signed by your employer.
The types of expenses you can deduct include:
fuel (gasoline, propane, oil)
maintenance and repairs
licence and registration fees
eligible interest you paid on a loan used to buy the motor vehicle
eligible leasing costs
If you have received a non-taxable motor vehicle allowance and can show that the employment-related motor vehicle expenses are in excess of the allowance and voluntarily include the amount of the allowance in income, you can deduct your motor vehicle expenses if conditions 1, 2, and 4 are met.
If you use a motor vehicle for both employment and personal use, you can deduct only the percentage of expenses related to earning income.
To support the amount you can deduct, keep a record of both the total kilometres you drove and the kilometres you drove to earn employment income. The CRA considers driving back and forth between home and work as personal use.
If you use more than one motor vehicle to earn employment income, calculate each vehicle's expenses separately.
For more information, see Interpretation Bulletin IT522, Vehicle, Travel and Sales Expenses of Employees.
For more information about allowable motor vehicle expenses, see Motor vehicle expenses.
How can I pause drive detection?
Though we recommend that you keep MileIQ active so that you don't miss an important drive, you can easily pause drive detection from within the MileIQ mobile app by going to Settings > Drive Detection and slide the toggle switch to Paused.
Pausing drive detection is helpful when you're doing an activity that would have similar motion to driving, but don't want MileIQ to pick it up. This includes being a passenger in friends' cars or a cab/public transit, biking, or if you're quite the runner.
Pausing drive detection
To pause automatic drive detection, go to Settings > Drive Detection and slide the toggle switch to Paused.
Resuming drive detection
To resume detection, either switch the main toggle back to Active, or setup Auto-resume to restart at a future date and time.
While paused, a card will appear at the top of the home screen letting you know that drive detection is currently inactive. To resume sooner than the set time, press "Resume Detection" to begin capturing drives.
Additionally, we recommend waiting a bit before taking a drive after un-pausing. Depending on your location when you un-pause, it can take between 5 to 15 minutes for MileIQ to get accurate location information. If we don't get accurate location information before the drive starts, unfortunately, the drive may be disregarded.
• iOS 7.1 and later has changed how apps like MileIQ behave while running in the background. It now re-opens them (even if force-quit) when a location change is triggered. Please pause the app in the manner above to ensure a paused state.