Do you need to keep track of your car’s mileage with a mileage log sheet but find yourself forgetting to do so? It’s obviously important to remember to record your mileage, especially if you claim a mileage deduction on your taxes or need the mileage figures for an expense account report. Keeping your mileage log sheet handy, right in the car, is one way to help to remember to use it.
A rubber band and your sun visor may be all you need to keep you log sheet where you can remember it. When you remember that you have a mileage log sheet it is easy to right down the mileage, date, event or job and you have all the information you need. Maybe you have a log book in your vehicle which reminds you to enter your mileage. No matter how you remember it is important to remember to enter the information on your log sheet.
Most folks need to record their mileage for business reasons and now it can be easier than ever to do so. Taking the time to fill out your mileage log sheet takes less of your time than trying to find the last piece of paper you wrote the last numbers on. You won’t have to take the time at the end of the week if you continually keep it filled out and up to date. It will already be handy right on your log sheet.
Maybe you were like most people who choose not to keep track of their mileage for time the spend volunteering at their favorite charity. Now there is a no mess way to keep the records you need to help you at tax time. Your mileage log sheet can be kept in your vehicle so that whenever you drive to your favorite charity or someone else in the family drives to their favorite charity so that record keeping is at your fingertips. Logging your miles on a log sheet not only allow you to know your mileage but also allow you to keep it organized.
After your log sheet is filled out you’ll need to fill out a mileage report to give to your employer or to your accountant at tax time.
If you find yourself constantly forgetting to record your mileage, you are in for a plesant surprise!
In the 21st century, there is a new electronic device called a digital mileage logger. Smaller than a pack of cigarettes, the digital logger is easy to move from car to car if you use more than one vehicle for business purposes.
Plus it’s a snap to use! You simply plug it into your car’s cigarette lighter an turn it on at the beginning of your trip. The unit then uses GPS (Global Positioning System) technology to record your car’s initial position.
When your trip is over, digital tool records your ending position and transmits the data to the manufacturer’s website where you can login at a later date to add notes if necessary or download your mileage log report.
I’m sure you’ll agree that recording a manual mileage log sheet is not any fun whatsoever. If you have a lot of mileage to record it makes sense to automate the process and replace your manual mileage log sheet forever.
Source by John Mann