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Avoid these 5 typical mistakes with Lexware electronic logbook

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Avoid 5 typical mistakes with Lexware electronic logbook

Without a doubt, the classic logbook is a lot of work. Every time you get in and before you get out of the car, you pick up the logbook.

Then it’s time to write down the last trip on your lap and make sure not to make any mistakes. Otherwise you run the risk of all the effort being wasted.

How much more convenient is Lexware’s electronic logbook! The software automatically records the data on the trip and thus helps to avoid typical errors when keeping a logbook.

Error 1: Gaps in the logbook

According to the wage tax guidelines (R 8.1 paragraph 9), a complete logbook must contain certain information.

This includes the date and the mileage at the beginning and end of every business trip, the travel destination and the purpose of the trip. Lexware electronic logbook automatically records every trip.

To do this, the associated app on your mobile phone connects to the vehicle electronics using the adapter supplied. The adapter is compatible with almost all vehicles that have been registered for the first time since 2004.

Error 2: Subsequent entry

Log entries must be made “promptly”. This was decided by the Rhineland Palatinate Finance Court in 2017 (code 5 K 1391/15). A logbook created at a later date will therefore not be recognized.

With Lexware electronic logbook errors are a thing of the past. Your vehicle transmits the data from the last trip to your mobile phone, where it is automatically recorded correctly.

You can easily assign travel purposes and private trips in the office or at home, via the logbook website or on your smartphone.

You benefit from functions such as the comparison of the destinations with the addresses in your contacts, the access to previously registered events and the reversing detection.

Error 3: Incorrect entries

In love with the mileage? Did you read the time incorrectly in the hustle and bustle or simply prescribed it? Precisely where work becomes routine – and the logbook is nothing else – errors creep in.

However, errors during an audit can make the tax officer suspicious and jeopardize the recognition of the logbook as a whole.

With Lexware electronic logbook errors are a thing of the past. Your vehicle transmits the data from the last trip to your mobile phone, where it is automatically recorded correctly.

You can easily assign travel purposes and private trips in the office or at home, via the logbook website or on your smartphone.

You benefit from functions such as the comparison of the destinations with the addresses in your contacts, the access to previously registered events and the reversing detection.

Error 4: Logbook lost

Have you ever turned your car, office and desk at home upside down when the tax advisor asked you for the driver’s log from the previous year?

If the records are lost, there is a risk of taxation according to the 1% rule, which is almost always significantly more expensive. Because logbooks are not allowed to be written retrospectively, the damage can hardly be repaired.

Lexware electronic logbook stores all records in a secure data center. Your logbook will be kept there for ten years, even if you no longer use Lexware.

Error 5: logbook as Excel table

Microsoft Excel is omnipresent – why not use it to keep the logbook? Each trip has its own line.

There is enough space for comments and incorrect entries can be corrected at any time, at least until the driver’s log is submitted to the tax office.

The problem with this is that the Excel logbook is not allowed. This is because changes to the electronic entries can no longer be traced.

Lexware electronic logbook offers more convenience than Excel, because the data on your trips are recorded automatically. On top of that, Lexware also logs changes in a comprehensible form and thus fulfills one of the key requirements of the tax authorities.

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