The Importance of Mileage Tracking for Tax Deductions

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The Importance of Mileage Tracking for Tax Deductions

In this episode of Dr. Friday’s Tax Tips, the importance of maintaining accurate mileage logs for tax deductions is emphasized. Dr. Friday advises listeners to use mileage tracking apps or software, such as Mileage IQ, to ensure proper documentation of business miles driven. She warns that the IRS frequently audits tax returns claiming mileage deductions and will request mileage logs for verification. By consistently using mileage tracking tools and labeling trips as personal or business, taxpayers can maintain excellent records and support their deductions in the event of an audit.


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I’ve talked in the past and I’ll keep talking because you guys all know I love to talk. But in saying that, one of the things you need to make sure if you’re taking miles off of your tax return, you need to be using an app or a mileage log. It is one of the largest things that the IRS will audit. If they open up a tax return and they see miles, no matter what you do, they’re going to ask for your log. If you’re using something like Mileage IQ or other mileage software, that’s going to be your best bet. But make sure you’re maintaining it because at least my Mileage IQ, every time I drive, every time I stop, every time I start and I have my cell phone, it does it. So make sure you label it personal business so you have an excellent log.

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