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CNA home health gas reimbursement

So I've just started working as a CNA in a home health agency, and so far everything is going fine.

However the assignments they've given me are about 30 minutes away from where I live (17 miles) so paying for gas is an issue. My question is, are agencies required to reimburse you for gas? And if not can I claim gas mileage when it's time for taxes?

thanks!

I work at a home hospice agency and we are reimbursed for gas from our place of work to the clients location but not from home to our office (anymore than another employer would reimburse your mileage to your place of employment). The only exception to this is if the client is more than 25 miles away and we are either going there from home or leaving there TO home. I have 1 client who is about 50 miles away from my home and I typically leave there and go straight home- so I am reimbursed 25 miles and minus 30 minutes of my drive time (drive time is about 60-75 depending on traffic so I would get paid for 30-45 min). And, yes, if you are itemizing on your tax return you can claim gas mileage.

No. Agencies do not reimburse for gas. If you are doing visits, then the agency would be collecting mileage data from you, from your first client to each in turn, then back to office, and then they would pay you mileage. If they are paying mileage. Since they have not mentioned a mileage allowance, it sounds as if you are out. You did not ask about mileage and they probably didn't mention it on purpose when they hired you. You will need to keep a log so that you can deduct it on your taxes, but check with a tax expert. Deductions on taxes for business expenses must meet certain criteria before they are allowed.

If you are going to keep records for tax purposes, the easiest way to do it, is to check the mileage from your house to your agency office. Then record all of your mileage each work day. At the end of your day, subtract the distance for a trip to your office and a trip from your office back home from your total, to get the number of miles to report.

KelRN215, BSN, RN

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So I've just started working as a CNA in a home health agency, and so far everything is going fine.

However the assignments they've given me are about 30 minutes away from where I live (17 miles) so paying for gas is an issue. My question is, are agencies required to reimburse you for gas? And if not can I claim gas mileage when it's time for taxes?

thanks!

Are you working shifts in people's homes? If so, then no, you do not get mileage reimbursement. Mileage is reimbursed when you are driving between clients' homes, never from your house to the client's home or from the client's home to your house. That is your commute to work.

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