Calculate your past odometer readings
If the IRS audits you for mileage or for any other reason, you’ll have to know your past odometer readings.
To create a retrospective mileage log, use the odometer reading calculator to calculate how much the odometer reading could have been at certain refuelings/chargings and at the end of the month.
Before you get started, you’ll need some information:
- The starting odometer reading of your vehicle,
- The current odometer reading of your vehicle,
- Approximate fuel consumption of your vehicle,
- The date of your refuelings/chargings,
- Amount of fuel refueled per refueling/charging.
Without this information, you will not be able to calculate accurate odometer readings at certain refuelings/chargings. Without accurate odometer readings, your mileage logs will be inaccurate, so we recommend that you take the time to gather the data as soon as possible.
Tip: You can find information about the odometer readings recorded during a service visit or vehicle inspection by checking your vehicle’s history if you know its VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) here.
The finished document will look like this:
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Using MileageWise, you’ll be able to reconstruct your past mileage. With the help of the AI-based AdWise feature that fills the gaps in your incomplete logs, you can create an IRS-compliant, backtracked mileage log.