There are only two certainties in this world – Death and taxes, though we’re not sure about the former as there are some impressive medical advances in the pipeline. But SARS is going to want their cut, no matter what else happens in the world, and you have to do your math correctly – that way lies a decent payout from the tax agency at the end of the year. For people who have a travel allowance, that means that you’re going to have to keep a very close eye on your kilometres, lest you wind up owing SARS money. What’s a body to do?
You could get yourself a GPS Log Book, like the five that we’re giving away in conjunction with MiX Telematics during the month of February. How do you go about winning one? If you’ve been paying attention over the past couple of years, you’ll know that it’s easier than falling off a log.
You just fill in a form, answer a simple question (for a given value of ‘simple’) and wait till the entries are drawn. There are some restrictions, though. You need to be a South African resident, and you can’t work for Stuff or its advertisers. There are a couple of other items as well, which you can see below. Before we get to the forms and things though, it’s time to view the marketing material.
GPS Log Book Classic– Simply “Plug & Drive”
Still using the traditional logbook that must be wrestled out of your cubbyhole and painstakingly completed before and after every trip? Simplify your life by using innovative technology to monitor your trips electronically. Whether you’re self-employed, a small business owner or a corporate employee, tracking your travel and fuel expenses is important for business and tax purposes. When your work day is jam-packed, logging your kilometres and expenses can be more painful than stepping on a piece of Lego®.
GPS Log Book Classic – Simply plug and drive! – is a small, stylish and hassle-free device that simply plugs into the 12 volt cigarette-lighter socket of your vehicle and records each trip. It generates useful business travel claim reports when required and provides an accurate, detailed and SARS compliant logbook. Since 2011, any person who receives a travel allowance is required to present a logbook to the South African Revenue Service (SARS) before any travel tax claim can be processed. In most cases, at the end of the week or even the month, you have to backtrack, look at your meeting calendar and try to figure out where you’ve been so that you can accurately record your travel logs. This is where GPS Log Book can make your life hassle-free.
The device features high-sensitivity GPS and intelligent logging software, which accurately records the time, location and speed of your vehicle at any point of the journey. This data can be uploaded via USB onto your computer (both PC and Mac Compliant) to the GPS Logbook website www.gpslogbook.co.za where trips can be viewed using Google Maps and categorised accordingly with comments. Create your own “zones” – areas marked on a map, describing frequently visited locations that will be stored in the device’s memory. Whenever a trip starts or ends within a specific zone, the route is automatically categorised according to that particular zone. The intuitive LED indicator alerts users when the device’s memory is almost full.
Take the hassle out of traditional logbooks and invest in the GPS Log Book for only R999.00 including VAT.For more information or to purchase your GPS Log Book device, visit www.gpslogbook.co.za. Also available on Takealot.com and at Tiger Wheel & Tyre nationwide.
The competition winners will be announced on Friday, 4 March 2016, so make sure that you have your entries in before then. By entering, you are agreeing to the Terms and Conditions, including the bit where we’re allowed to clone you using DNA samples which must be supplied on-demand.