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Johnhuddleston (talk|edits) said:

14 December 2007

Am I correct that a calendar where you just write your appointments is a sufficient contemporaneous milage log (even if miles are not included in the log)? I have separate records with addresses for these appointments and I can mapquest the milage at a later date.

John Huddleston

Shaunna (talk|edits) said:

31 December 2007
My understanding of the mileage log is that you also need to keep track of your beginning and ending mileage for each trip. Although for the tax return you only need to supply the beginning and ending mileage for the year.

Bottom Line (talk|edits) said:

31 December 2007
I've never understood why people have such a problem with mileage logs. I keep a spiral notebook in the door pocket. Every time I start the car, I write down the mileage and where I'm going (whether it's a client, the bank or the grocery). It's very simple and it's an easy habit. (But there again, I'm an anal-retentive geek!Image:smile.jpg)

Kevinh5 (talk|edits) said:

31 December 2007
I double checked that you had hyphenated anal-retentive, so I guess that makes me, too.

Belle (talk|edits) said:

31 December 2007
What about those of us who are also obsessive-compulsive along with anal-retentive. No wonder 'they' never let me out of the office. Which means I don't need that elusive contemporanious mileage log :-)

Shaunna (talk|edits) said:

1 January 2008
Bell, you need to get out every once in awhile:)

Belle (talk|edits) said:

2 January 2008
So I've been told....and told....

Mbnadel (talk|edits) said:

22 September 2008
Quicken Home & Business has a mileage tracker that works well.

Joanmcq (talk|edits) said:

16 March 2009
I have Trip Cubby on my iTouch. frikkin' fantastic.

Taxea (talk|edits) said:

11 July 2011
I am surprised to hear that starting and ending mileage is required. I was always told just date/client/location and total miles was sufficient.

Tkelly911 (talk|edits) said:

12 July 2011
There is no requirement to record actual odometer mileage.

Xjessie007 (talk|edits) said:

4 August 2011
Here is an easy way to keep track of mileage. Have an iphone and when you travel, take a photo of your odometer and attach the photo to the calendar meeting. It takes a split of a second to take a photo of your odometer.
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