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Logbooks and records

Trip records

Keeping a logbook of vehicle trips is required to comply with Fringe Benefits Tax legislation and is also crucial for identifying potential mechanical problems and for providing a record of the vehicle’s history when it is sold or replaced.

Fringe benefits tax records

For fringe benefits tax legislation compliance, records must be kept of:

  • vehicle trips
  • make, model and registration number
  • odometer readings
  • costs of operating the car.

Maintenance records

Keeping records of maintenance tasks and repairs performed on a vehicle is important for scheduling maintenance, identifying potential problems, monitoring costs and to provide a record of the vehicle's history when it is sold or replaced.


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