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It’s t-minus 13 to tax day and you’ve taken every deduction you can and you’re ready to file…or are you? Have you accounted for your business mileage? It may be more than trips to see clients. Please check with your tax professional to be sure, but […]

It’s t-minus 13 to tax day and you’ve taken every deduction you can and you’re ready to file…or are you? Have you accounted for your business mileage? It may be more than trips to see clients. Please check with your tax professional to be sure, but generally speaking if you use your personal vehicle to travel between two work locations or in a job search, that mileage can be deducted.

Too late now because you don’t have an odometer log? BizMile says no, it’s not too late. Their web-based application lets you take your 2006 appointment calendar and turn it into the paperwork you need for your mileage deductions. BizMile is powered by MapQuest and uses that data to calculate mileage, so the company claims the IRS won’t complain about any padded miles.

The company is offering the 2006 version of the application for free, so you can build an after-the-fact accounting of your travel. If you want to track your mileage going forward as it happens, then the 2007 version is $29. The application is not web 2.0 pretty, but it’s very easy to use. Simply enter the start and end addresses of your travel. BizMile does all the calculations, telling you at the bottom of the report exactly how much to deduct. The site provides a very helpful list of IRS Publications related to business travel.

By Judi Sohn

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  1. Man, I’ve not done my taxes yet. I dread that.

    Enjoyed your blog, though!

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  3. Meh. For $29 per year, I would expect far more than just mileage tracking. I am using Ownersite, it costs me $15 per year and tracks mileage, business expenses, fuel usage and a lot more and I can enter the information while I am on the road with my Crackberry so I don’t forget and let them all back up until April 15th. Good timing to post about BizMile, but there are other better alternatives.

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  5. Regardless of the type of business you are in, you will more likely need software to schedule your appointments. An error in appointment scheduling can be damaging to your business, because you will surely lose time, money and clients.

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  6. Ya!! The business BizMile provided information on company claims the IRS won’t complain about any padded miles..and some useful checkout for taxations..in the same way we can suggest a softaware for scheduling all the business transactions..

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  7. I started new business renting recreational equipment and decided to use online appointment software for scheduling the equipment. It has been awesome! I had to tweak it a little bit at the start but now it is smooth as long as the equipment stays together then I am good to go

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