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Handy apps for tracking business mileage

business mileage, IRS, taxThere are several different phone applications (apps) that could help you track your troublesome business mileage. Most of these apps are useful for tracking and reporting expenses, mileage and billable time. They use GPS to track mileage, allow you to track receipts, choose the mileage type (Business, Charitable, Medical, Moving, Personal), and produce formatted reports (IRS compliant HTML and CSV tax return reports) that are easy to generate and share with your tax advisor.

Below are three popular apps that help you track your business mileage:

TripLog – Mileage Log Tracker

  • Works with: Android and iPhone
  • What it does: Tracks vehicle mileage and locations using GPS
  • Useful Features:
    • Automatic start when plugged into power or connected to a Bluetooth device and driving more than five mph
    • Reads your vehicle’s odometer from OBD-II scan tools
    • Syncs data between the web service and multiple mobile devices
    • Supports commercial trucks including per diem allowance, state-by-state mileage for IFTA fuel tax reports, and DEF fuel purchases and gas mileage

Track My Mileage

  • Works with: Android and iPhone
  • What it does: Keeps track of mileage for business or personal use
  • Useful Features:
    • Provides mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating your automobile
    • Allows you to group your trips by client
    • Tracks multiple drivers and vehicles tracking
    • Localized and translated into more than 20 languages

BizXpenseTracker

  • Works with: iPhone and iPad
  • What it does: Tracks mileage, as well as expenses and billable time
  • Useful Features:
    • Allows you to choose which way you want to track your mileage
    • Remembers Frequent trips
    • Creates reports in PDF format or CSV for importing into Excel
    • Ability to email your reports and photo receipts

If you have any additional questions or concerns on tracking your mileage, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Danette Holguin, EA