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Clearly Mileage Estimator Over Estimates Actual Mileage

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Digger88

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does anyone use that as fact on your tax returns?
 

Terrel L. Shields

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Don't understand the Q? I kept a book in vehicle and log in business miles which I bill back to the S corp. at IRS rate.
 

bnmappraisal

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I use it but I don't think it over estimates, as I often go back out to get my comp pics after the inspect, so I'm comfortable with the numbers it spits out for mileage

What I'm NOT happy about is the price for it ... I'm sure it wasn't cheap to develop, but the cost to use it, IMO, is a little high. I'm a big Total/ALM fan, but I do think this product is overpriced and/or should be included in their Elite package (which I am a customer of)
 

AMF13

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I told you before. Little note book from the 99 cent store. I am on my 4th year with the same book.
Arrggh. The expense is murder I tells ya. :leeann2:
 

Riick

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Pray tell..... Why do I need a program for $zzz to estimate my mileage?
Like Lee says, a notebook does a nice job, and my $5.99 calculator can multiply by $0.545/mile IRS rate just fine.
If I forget to use the notebook, Google will give me the mileage from office to house; double that, then add whatever the average distance I travel to shoot the comps. Done. No App needed.

However what I do dearly need is a remote controlled USB salt shaker, I saw one a few months ago, now that I have the extra cash, can't find it
 
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AMF13

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However what I do dearly need is a remote controlled USB salt shaker, I saw one a few months ago, now that I have the extra cash, can't find it

Wasting away again in Margaritaville. :ROFLMAO:
 

CindyR

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we went through this last year. IRS requires actual mileage as logged or tracked on your business trips. Estimated mileage is not acceptable for tax purposes.
 

TRESinc

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i solve it by having a car specifically for work. for years and years it was a dodge neon (4 in a row), now a nissan sentra. little 4 bangers that get good gas mileage and are easy to work on. easy to calculate mileage each year, i just look at the odomoeter.
 

Vermonter

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There are a bunch of free apps that do it as well and tend to be more accurate (use GPS).

Honestly, there's no way the IRS could verify your mileage in an audit anyway. What they're looking for is record keeping and consistency with others in your field.
 
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