Profile For Rob Perry

Rob Perry's Info

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    West Memphis, AR

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  • Joined Us:
    7 years, 2 months ago

Rob Perry's Bio

Hi Folks!

My name is Rob Perry, I worked in the transportation field for a number of years . I am now working for H&R Block in the Memphis area. I specialize in handling Truck Driver tax returns (Multiple Truck Owner Operators/ Owner Operators/Company Drivers)

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Posted:  7 years, 2 months ago

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Per Diem Tax Deduction

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Rolling Thunder, do you think that TurboTax would be appropriate for company drivers? Do company drivers need tailored accounting services as well? Thanks!

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TurboTax is certainly appropriate for drivers but like any do-it-yourself setup you have to have good knowledge about what you're doing. TurboTax does a good job of walking you through most things, but there is still plenty of room for error. I've used the software myself for years and I love it but it will definitely give you enough opportunity to royally screw up your taxes.

If you know the laws as they pertain to drivers pretty well and you know how to manage your deductions then go for it. If not I would recommend getting an accountant to walk you through your taxes one or two times until you understand how everything is done. Then you can do it yourself from that point on.

Hi all, if you are a company driver and planning on taking the per diem deduction, keep in mind there is many deductions you can take on top of the per diem deduction(Which is a good thing) . As a driver you can take certain out of pocket expenses like gloves, boots, CB, Laundry detergent among many other things. I would recommend speaking with a tax professional at H&R Block. Turbo Tax is designed to do the simple returns. As a truck driver you have a lot of allowable expenses and you don;t want to miss a deduction . Good luck to you all! :)

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