1. Huge Tax Savings! For 2009 the I.R.S offers a 55 cent/mile deduction for miles driven for work purposes using the standard mileage rate.  Find more information on the standard mileage rate in The Audit Angel 2009, Your Essential Income Tax Organizer & Mileage Log or at www.bergersontax.com under the Tax Answers and Article section. Using a mileage-log allows you to claim the standard mileage rate and take advantage of this generous tax deduction.
  1. The I.R.S. is Cracking Down. The days of the kinder, gentler I.RS. are over. They have realized that some taxpayers have been exploiting deductions and are not able to validate their deductions in an audit situation.  The I.R.S has hired thousands of new agents to target self-employed individuals and people who use mileage for business purposes as a deduction. Unfortunately many of these audit victims are not prepared and do not have a complete mileage-log and record keeping system to validate their mileage and business related expenses.
  1. Incredibly Easy to Use. Just keep your mileage-log in your vehicle and write down the key pieces of information required by the I.R.S for your business related mileage every time you drive.  At the end of every week or month total up the amount and carry it forward to the end of the year.  At the end of the year deduct the total amount of business miles driven and reap the huge tax deduction!
  1. New IRS Rules. Unlike in the past, the I.R.S now allows you to claim the standard mileage rate on multiple vehicles. Just carry your mileage-log with you in whichever vehicle you use to document the proper information.  To simplify even more, use different color pens for certain vehicles.  Then it will be easy to total the mileage on each vehicle at tax time.

5. Tax-Time Relief. Rather than having to scramble for receipts or to find out how many miles to claim on your taxes you will have everything already documented.  You will never have to worry about if your tax return gets audited because you will easily be able to validate all the key pieces of information that the I.R.S requires.  Simply take the running total of all the business miles driven over the course of the year and claim that amount on your income tax return to receive the generous 55 cents/mile.