Monthly Archives: October 2014

Mileage Tracking, Something everyone in our business needs to do.

Hey everyone – this is a little off topic from film, but it’s a topic that’s come up in a lot of our conversations recently and is something that basically everyone working in the industry should know about because it can put a heck of a lot of cash back in your pocket at the end of the year.

Almost everyone in this business drives a lot for work – especially if you live in LA.  From Santa Monica to Hollywood to the Valley and back, maybe more than once a day, you put a lot of miles on your car.  All of those miles driven for business can be deducted from your gross adjusted income at $0.56 per mile.  It’s an absolutely huge deduction – literally putting thousands of dollars in your pocket every year.

The problem is that nobody keeps a mileage log.  We know the drill, it’s impossible to remember to keep a log when you are being pressed for every ounce of time on set.  Besides that, it’s a huge pain and frankly it’s just too easy to forget to keep a mileage log by hand anyway.  We have the same issue – and over the last several years we’ve tried just about every tool out there to do it for us, including a bunch of apps and even a few devices.  Apps really don’t work very well and we never liked anything, and found that our logs were still totally incomplete.

But a month ago we finally found the thing that does what everyone wants.  It’s called The Mileage Ace and it’s the best mileage tracker, hands down.  It stays permanently in your car and creates a 100% accurate IRS mileage log for every trip you drive.  It never misses a thing.  And the best part is that you do not need to lift a finger if you don’t want to – and it still works.

We could give you a bunch of details on it, but you can get it all at their website  All we can say is if you’re driving for business and claiming the mileage deduction, go buy The Mileage Ace.  These mileage trackers should be so mandatory that every car should ship with one.

Published: October 17, 2014