Q. Background info - I am a "Pizza Delivery Driver"
I have recorded 25,000+ miles worth of un-reimbursed mileage. If I file them with documentation on my tax return will I actually get a "Refund" or is it just a "Deduction"? From everything I've read, within the past 2 hours of searching online, I've read that it is just a deduction.
How do I get that back from my employer then?
A. Of course all you get is a deduction! Do you expect the United States Government to reimburse you for your business miles?
However, a deduction may lead to an increased refund. In your case 25,000+ business miles (that’s a lot of pizzas) at 48.5 cents per mile for 2007 would result in a deduction of over $12,000. Unfortunately as, I assume, a W-2 employee you must itemize in order to claim the deduction, and then reduce it by 2% of your Adjusted Gross Income. So you will not get a tax benefit for the full $12,125.
If your employer has an accountable plan for reimbursing employee business expenses, including business use of a personal car, then you would have to submit your mileage on a regular basis (i.e. weekly or monthly) to your employer on whatever form the plan calls for. If your employer does not reimburse for mileage then you are stuck.