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The Little LogBook that keeps the taxman happy


The Little LogBook is a South African developed product that is selling up a storm from SA to the US, New Zealand and Australia. It is essentially a memory stick with a GPS chip that’s plugged into your vehicle’s car lighter or USB port and keeps track of your mileage for tax and business claiming purposes.

The product was developed by Andre Swanepoel and launched into the market in 2010. It has since sold close to 100,000 units, and is the top selling GPS product on Takealot and in “Amazon’s Choice” in the mileage logging product category.

The beauty of it is it retails for a once-off R1,159 – no ongoing fees thereafter, yet users get the benefits of regular software updates. You simply plug it in, drive around and download all your trips to the software, downloaded from www.littlelogboook.co.za.

“I originally developed the product to automate very simple processes, such as logging my business trips, and keeping a tab of my mileage for tax claiming purposes,” says Swanepoel.

For private business and fleet management use, this is an incredible time saver. Customers include government, Sasol, TransUnion, Medscheme, Cape Union Mart, Makro, Takealot, Dion Wired and dozens of equally recognisable names.

There are fleet management devices on the market with all sorts of telematics to not only locate vehicles, but to measure their speed, fuel consumption, braking pattern and other important fleet management metrics.

The Little LogBook fulfills a different function. One of its advantages is you can separate private from business travel. You need tell the device only once which trips are private and it will thereafter remember this – which makes claiming tax deductions for business travel that much easier.

The taxman allows for a multitude of claimable options for business travel, but to benefit from any of these you need to keep an accurate logbook to substantiate any claim.

“Keeping a logbook is not rocket science, but we consistently fail at it, because we are preoccupied and always rushing from point A to point B during our busy workday,” says Swanepoel. “Little LogBook automatically captures digital records of all you trips, which makes claiming from the taxman effortless.”

In addition, Little LogBook can be used for your business logbook and call sheet, ensuring that you maximise the opportunities to claim back from the taxman.

Many companies and private individuals rely on written logs to track their business travel. This is fraught with error. Staff charged with maintaining accurate data can make mistakes. For example, maintaining an accurate travel log for business mileage has far more impact on business, than the obvious business tax claim.

Here are some of the benefits of Little LogBook:

  • Finance has accurate content to administer expenses.
  • Confidently manage outbound staff whereabouts, timekeeping and efficiencies.
  • Add value to sales meetings with customer specific activity reports.
  • Cut out unnecessary downtime.
  • Eradicate ghost mileage claims.
  • Credible content to act on fictitious activities.
  • Add concrete, GPS based information to your staff KPI’s and performance reviews, with filtered reporting options.
  • Ensure the company’s compliance with regulatory requirements, such as the POPI act, CCMA and tax.

Little LogBook has no cables, requires no physical installation, easily transferable as staff come and go and as Little LogBook has no monthly or annual charges, all the saving and benefits aren’t whittled away with costly long term contracts.

You can contact Little LogBook for a free demo and Reseller Opportunities at: sales@littlelogbook.co.za

Or visit the website at www.littlelogbook.co.za



  1. This is an awesome idea,

    I have been using it for the past three years.
    I had a little trouble with the Windows installation, but after a call with the help-desk, it turned out that it wasn’t even a problem that had anything to do with little logbook, more to do with me in fact HA HA. But they went the extra mile to help me and THAT makes all the difference in my opinion!

    Keep up the good work

    Gerrie vd Walt

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