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Old 09-13-2012, 10:56 AM
DooleyPyne DooleyPyne is offline
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So meters need to be installed on the truck tanks so we can record in a log how much gas goes into mowers, blowers, etc... Do we then record the price per gallon that tank cost to fill? and put that on the log?
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Old 09-13-2012, 02:04 PM
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So meters need to be installed on the truck tanks so we can record in a log how much gas goes into mowers, blowers, etc... Do we then record the price per gallon that tank cost to fill? and put that on the log?
I'm not an accountant, but I don't believe so. The credit is based on the federal tax on each gallon, so price doesn't matter. I think.
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Old 09-13-2012, 02:21 PM
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This would make sense. Can anyone confirm? Just keep track of gallons not price? Doesnt the tax sheet ask for a dollar amount?
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Old 09-13-2012, 02:41 PM
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We don't have onsite bulk storage. The easiest way I have found to track on and off road fuel is to fill separately. We have two cards in each truck, one for truck fuel and the other for equipment fuel. At any given time I can see my fuel account and sort buy equipment total, truck total, individual trucks, individual equipment cards. I can also see the driver number for any use.
Great idea! I'm assuming each drive has their own unique card#'s?

Then at the end of the year come tax time you request an annual summary of charges from the fleet card company?
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Old 09-13-2012, 03:27 PM
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That would be good but we cannot fill out mowers and such at the gas station. We have 6 21 ft enclosed trailers with 3 mowers each in them. Too much mess
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Old 09-13-2012, 04:05 PM
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This would make sense. Can anyone confirm? Just keep track of gallons not price? Doesnt the tax sheet ask for a dollar amount?
My accountant only asks me for gallons used. That's why I'm pretty sure it is based strictly on gallons.
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Old 09-13-2012, 04:09 PM
DooleyPyne DooleyPyne is offline
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So your accountant pretty much handles it and then you get your refund? I will have to ask ours about that. If its just gallons used thats awesome
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Old 09-13-2012, 04:14 PM
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Yes, he handles all my taxes.

Refund or a credit to next year's taxes.
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Old 09-13-2012, 05:25 PM
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Great idea! I'm assuming each drive has their own unique card#'s?

Then at the end of the year come tax time you request an annual summary of charges from the fleet card company?
The way I have it set up, each vechicle has two cards in it. One only for fuel for that vehicle and the second for any equipment/off road fuel. Each driver has a different driver id that must be entered at the pump as a pin number. When filling the trucks they also have to enter the mileage.

I find this works better than each driver having their own card.

As far as getting a summery of the charges, its as easy as going onto the website and exporting to excel.
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Old 09-13-2012, 10:19 PM
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So meters need to be installed on the truck tanks so we can record in a log how much gas goes into mowers, blowers, etc... Do we then record the price per gallon that tank cost to fill? and put that on the log?
well you should have a price per gal when you buy the gas. That should come off your receipts when you purchase it, but otherwise all you can really track is the gals used. after all how if you had 100 gal tank, filled 50% with 3.50 per, and the other half with $4.00 how do you say which gas cost went into the mower - you cant

you just track the gals used.
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