Mileage Log - A Powerful New Tool
Mileage Log - A Powerful New Tool What is a digital mileage log? It's a great new gadget which is going to make logging your mileage easier than ever. It's also a nearly fail safe way to prevent being audited by the IRS for mileage write offs. With gas prices soaring to new levels in recent months, gas mileage write offs are becoming more widely used. In this article you'll learn how a gadget like this can be handy for your business.
In the past a mileage log was simply a piece of paper that could be printed out or handwritten. You would painstakingly have to hand input all the mileage you've used for the day. This made it tough for anyone who was required to travel often, including daily. It is also easy to incorrectly enter data that could trigger an IRS audit over actually miles you've driven. As the price of gas goes up so does the IRS's interest in gas write offs. This may leave one asking how do you protect yourself.
Well there is a good way to protect yourself, and it comes in the form of a handy device no larger than a GPS or cell phone. It's called a mileage logger and while there aren't many model types on the market rest assured they'll save you a lot of headaches. This device is used to log mileage to a database automatically and is actually quite accurate. When you jump into your vehicle to go to your next business meeting, you'd just plug this small device into your cigarette lighter, just like a GPS. It then begins logging your mileage but not just by how many miles you drive, but by your exact location!
Consequently, how does this device work? As mentioned before you plug the device into your cigarette lighter. Next a satellite in space picks up your exact earth location. The strategic location is then beamed from your vehicle to a cellular tower, where it's then sent to a private online database where your information can be picked up when you're ready to retrieve it. When you go to retrieve your mileage log you simply log into your database panel and print it out. You'll be able to print out your data by exact date, including month, day, year. So essential you could leave your data alone and just print it out once at the year's end and before tax time. For some people this device could literally feel like a life saver as it would finally eliminate the tedious task of manually logging their mileage. This type of device graciously helps cut down on audits because it fully logs you're routes, allows you to add comments to your logs and more.
Only you could know if a device like this would be useful. If you take one business trip a year, then this type of product may not be helpful at all. It may be helpful if you take at least one business trip a month as you'd never have to physically write anything down again. The usefulness alone may make a digital mileage log worth the price.
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