Driving a beater car can make you a lot of money. As a car fanatic who has owned beater cars and luxury cars, let me explain.
After writing, Never Buy A New Car In Its First Year Of Redesign, a reader commented that he netted about $17,500 in reimbursements from driving his 2002 economy car roughly 35,000 miles. At first, I thought there was no way he could receive reimbursements more than the value of his car. Gotta be a loophole!
So like any good Financial Samurai, I decided to get to the bottom of this strange situation with some tax analysis and research. If you have a car, a business, a job that requires travel, or simply love to drive, this post is for you.