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New Home Office Deduction for Tax Year 2013

New Home Office Deduction for Tax Year 2013
On Tuesday the IRS announced a simplified method to calculate the home office deduction, which may be of interest to you independent landmen that do your own taxes.  As many of you know, the current incarnation of the home office deduction is one of the most audited items for those who are self employed.  It has a lot of rules, measurements, and a little bit of voodoo involved in the calculation.  For those of you that have learned the “voodoo method”, it will still be available to use.  The new method will be a another option available. Simply, starting in ...

Review: TripLogik TL1000 Mileage Logger – Part 2

Review: TripLogik TL1000 Mileage Logger - Part 2
This review is a continuation of Review: TripLogik TL1000 Mileage Logger – Part 1 – Unboxing Well, I’ve had a week or so to use the TripLogik TL1000 and I’m ready to share my experience with everyone. Installation As mentioned in Part 1 of this review, the TripLogik GPS logger includes two different methods to power the device in your vehicle.  The first is a standard cigarette lighter adapter, and the second is a OBD II cable that plugs into a port underneath the dash of most 2006+ model vehicles.  I chose to use the OBD II port, because it ...

Review: TripLogik TL1000 Mileage Logger – Part 1 – Unboxing

Review: TripLogik TL1000 Mileage Logger - Part 1 - Unboxing
Today I received the new TL1000 GPS mileage logger from TripLogik that I talked about in my earlier blog, GPS Logging – The Best Way to Track Business Mileage. It came shipped from Canada, so allow for the $21 shipping cost.  I initially wonder if there is a less expensive shipping option, as my earlier GPS logger (Milo by SatLogix) didn’t charge me any shipping fee.  Although the unit cost was $30 higher.  Perhaps SatLogix just built the price of shipping into the unit. The unit arrived well packaged, and it took about 10 days to receive it.  I don’t ...


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