If you claim your business miles at the IRS optional rate, and are now being audited by the IRS for your business mileage, they may request odometer readings for your vehicle.
Your next questions:
The tax code is very clear about this and the answer is yes.
The IRS, in its Internal Revenue Manual has precise steps that examiners must take when looking at business miles.
The bottom line here is that once you get the letter from the taxing authority don't go at it alone.
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