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Computer erased my mileage log and I don’t have enough info or receipts to recreate a new one, what do I do if audited
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In brief, unfortunately, if you get audited and do not have documentation to substantiate the mileage, it is likely that the mileage deduction will be denied. The IRS will likely not be sympathetic that you lost your information on the computer.

You might be interested in reading the article at the following link as well.

https://www.mileage-ace.com/articles/2016/12/08/what-are-the-irs-penalties-for-not-having-a-mileage-log/

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You might also want to read the article at the following link.

https://www.motus.com/business-mileage-101-prepared-irs-audit/

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
What would be the consequences of such an audit ? And is there anyway to reach out to them and deal with it ?
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Looked harder and luckily turned up calendar can I use that to recreate my miles log ?

Yes, you can use that. As long as you have contemporaneous documentation that can substantiate the mileage that you claimed, you should be fine.

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