Truck Drivers and Taxes

Every season truck drivers leave thousands of dollars as a tax amount. It is a large part of taxation prepared by mileage logs every year.


Truck drivers have access to different tax deductions and credits. There are lots of taxes like excise, payroll, self-employment, and others that they have to pay. While on road, it becomes difficult to keep the record updated without having a computer handy.


Organized documents, invoices, and bills help to save thousands of bucks. It would not be easy to claim the taxes without having proper documentation. Proper itemization of the tax helps to claim 80% of the taxes. Ideally, truck drivers file and pay taxes quarterly. Not paying the quarterly payment on time, they face penalties. To make tax payments, truck operators estimate the profit of the business. This profit is used to calculate the taxes due at the end of the year.


The IRS has lots of tools available to know all about unpaid taxes. The IRS member takes a hard stance to tax deductions for truck drivers. They allow the truck driver to deduct ordinary and necessary business expenses. They use last year’s data to calculate the estimated tax payment.

It is a must to know about truck driver taxes to reduce the tax bills. If you pay for maintenance, oil refilling, changing tires, and other expenses, you deduct that amount from the taxes. A renewing license or any physical fee belonging to a trade association can deduct from your tax.


If you are a truck owner, you need to withhold income tax and remit it to IRS. You need to pay employment taxes like social security tax, medicare, and federal unemployment tax to truck drivers. You can file it in 1040 income tax each year. Independent truckers do not hold taxes. Truck owners and independent truckers fill out form 1040 every year.


If you feel complicated filing the taxes, seek the help of Kreig LLC- a law firm dedicated to dealing with all kinds of taxes disputes. Our lawyers help to keep by your side to resolve all your tax issues. We have a dedicated team of experts helping the truck industry.


If you have a question on any tax issue related to the trucking industry or any other kind of tax issue, call us. Our experienced attorneys are specialized in different tax cases. We hear your case and help you to mind your business smoothly.



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