Your mileage log has just gotten that much more important for you if you are keeping track of your mileage for income tax purposes here in the United States.
That's because, as of July 1, 2008, the tax deduction for business mileage has been increased to $0.58 per mile. This increase means you really need to keep the most accurate vehicle mileage log possible for two reasons:
The obvious benefit is that since you get a larger tax deduction for business miles, you need to make sure that you're recording as close to 100% of your business mileage as possible. Forgetting even 100 miles could cause you to pay tax on an unnecessary amount of $58.00
The other reason may not be quite as obvious but my accountant believes that with an increase like this, the IRS will be examining mileage deductions more carefully now. You'll want to maintain the most accurate records possible in the event that the IRS questions you about your deduction.
Fortunately in 2008 there is a very simple solution to this chore and that is to automate it with a digital mileage logger. These relatively new products will automate the process of maintaining your mileage log and make it a snap to generate the documentation you need for IRS reporting or any other mileage log requirement.
And it's so easy to do. No more scrambling around for a piece of paper or your daytimer to record your mileage. A digital mileage logger simply plugs into your car's cigarette lighter and then at the beginning of your trip it starts recording your mileage, using GPS (Global Positioning System) technology to calculate your vehicle's position and thereby its mileage.
At the end of your trip, the tool sends your final mileage to the website associated with it where you'll be able to login and add any details necessary or format and download your reports.
If you have a significant amount of mileage to track, it's a good idea to automate your vehicle mileage log.
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