Are you paying attention to these common mistakes in your mileage log?
- Did you drive more miles between two refuelings than is possible with the amount of gas in your tank?
- Did you record your odometer readings?
- Do the odometer readings correspond with the number of miles you’ve driven?
- Did you start your car in the morning where you had parked it the previous evening according to your mileage log?
- If someone were to calculate your mileage using only the data provided by your gas receipts would that number be consistent with the mileage you’ve recorded in your mileage log?
- Are the tracked distances between your clients realistic?
- Do you record unusually long trips?
- Did you “refuel in Dallas” despite staying in Las Vegas?
- Have you calculated the correct standard mileage rate, which is issued by the IRS yearly?
- Would your average speed based on the sum of your daily driven miles be realistic?
Unfortunately, these errors listed above are so easy to spot that even a beginner IRS auditor can notice all of them. What would happen in the case of a thorough inspection?
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The most common errors we monitor and correct
- The difference between the distances recorded in the whole month and at each odometer reading section
- The difference between the distance that can be covered based on the amount of fuel refueled and the distance traveled between refuelings
- The difference between the last destination of the day and the starting point of the next day
- There are missing odometer readings at the beginning of the month and at the end of the month
- The odometer reading recorded in official places does not match the odometer reading indicated in the mileage log (e.g. Car Mechanic, Vehicle Safety Inspection)
- A lack of believable trips, often because there are too many unusually long ones
- No refuelings have been recorded
- More refuelings are recorded than possible based on vehicle usage habits and miles traveled
- Distances between clients and business locations are not realistic
- Missing trip purposes for fixed trips
- The statutory company, vehicle, or personal information is missing from the mileage log
- Based on the recorded trips, the average daily speed is not realistic
- The number of trips recorded per month is not realistic
- Official IRS Standard Mileage Rates and current legislation are not taken into account in the preparation of the mileage log