Log Books

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by P & L Turf, Feb 21, 2006.

  1. P & L Turf

    P & L Turf LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 272

    Was just curious to see who uses log books for their trucks. Big or small trucks. I'm asking because I use one of my trucks for personal use to and today my accountant said I'll need to start keeping a log book of business miles so I can use that as a write off for the tax season. Like I said, I was just curious to see how many people do this.:usflag:
  2. twj721

    twj721 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 619

    I had to start this last year as I found out that unless I put my pickup on my taxable personal property list I can not claim expense so I had to start keep track of mileage really hair pulling when you have to back track digging mileage with a truck trade in the middle of the year
  3. P & L Turf

    P & L Turf LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 272

    I was afraid of hearing that. I was thinking about selling my current truck this spring and getting a new one. I'm just kinda worried about all the extra hassle it may cause. I quess thats just part of owning your own company.:dizzy:
  4. grass_cuttin_fool

    grass_cuttin_fool LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,526

    I have a program I use on my pc to keep up with the mileage, you still have to enter it .
  5. ranger351w

    ranger351w LawnSite Member
    Messages: 88

    I keep track of all mileage on my vehicals used for the business. Just go to office max or similar store and get a log book and be sure to enter every mile as the gov. will not give 100% off the miles. Also makes a better record as it will not crash.


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