For the logbook, you need to record information related to your driving trips. You can write the information down, for example, on paper, a form, an Excel sheet or using an electronic logbook. The UKKO Pro service also has an easy-to-use driving logbook where you can record the kilometres you drive easily and quickly. In order to use UKKO Pro’s logbook, your business-related driving must be over 50% from all your driving, and the vehicle needs to be added in your accounting. You can do this in the "driving log" page.
The logbook can be used to reliably explain to the tax office how much of the total drive is for a business-related drive and how much for private drive. It can also be used for paying the kilometre allowance.
What need to be included?
The logbook can be done as you wish, but the following information should be provided for each working trip:
- start and end time of the trip
- the starting and ending point of the trip and, if applicable, the driving route
- odometer reading at the beginning and end of the trip
- the length of the journey
- the purpose of the drive
- car user
So what counts as a business trip and what doesn’t?
Overall, the division is quite easy. When you drive from home to work, this is not a business drive. Instead, driving from home to the client’s office or other non-permanent workplaces (so places where you do not usually work) is counted as a business drive.
You can download the free Finnish driving logbook from our website: https://www.ukkopro.fi/ilmainen-ajopaivakirja/