I am in the process of setting up a garden maintenance business and was after some advice on keeping a mileage log.
I will be using a van for about 90% business and 10% personal use. I appreciate that I will have to aportion the vehicle expense in this ratio.
I will be visiting numerous customers throughout the day and was wondering how detailed my business log will need to be to keep HMRC happy.
Do I need to itemise the mileage for each of the journeys I make to every customers house, or can I just keep a total of all the business mileage I make each day.
Basic Example :
Home – Customer A = 3.5 miles
Customer A – Customer B = 2.1 miles
Customer B – Customer C = 1.4 miles
Customer C – Home = 3.2 miles
In the above example is it OK to put it into the mileage log as total business mileage is 10.2 miles total, or do I have to insert each journey with full details separately.
It would be so much easier if the total method was acceptable as I may be visiting about 8 customers each day.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.