by Trevor Rocious
If the business you are into requires driving, then a good mileage tracker application is a must have.
These trackers help you categorize your driving destination, saves you money on your taxes, help you economize and also back you up for reimbursement from and to your contractors and employers. Mileage tracker does not only track miles, they log them into a tax friendly mode that can be used to augment your return. Whether you hire a professional or you do your own taxes, these tracking applications are a priceless tax assistants, with the fact that the IRS will enable you deduct for some uncompensated distance driven for work, this in turn saves you money on your tax bill. Some of the features are automatic, however, using an automated service in these applications will save you effort and time as you try to gather time report information and accurate expenses. Mileage tracking applications tracks your car's movement from one location to another using GPS. They start recording distance immediately your wheels start rolling and it stops when the wheels stop in one place for a certain period of time. This is something you can easily preset in the preferences.
Mileage tracker Apps are not 100% accurate but they are still very good and still accurate to some extent. These tracking applications are identical to how Google Maps track a car trip. It is a nice idea to keep track of mileage by yourself with your odometer, this is to ensure that your applications are working properly. You can also observe the battery level of your mobile phone when using the application. Every business needs different types of services from a mileage tracker app: some businesses needs a solid classification, whereas others need to add more notes and reminders about every trip. This is exactly where some of the available applications differentiate themselves. Below are some of the best mileage tracker applications available for Android and iOS.
Triplog tracks miles automatically everytime you drive your fleet of vehicles or your car. The app is designed for personal and business expense reporting. It tracks deductible mileage automatically, protects you in case of government tax audit, and saves your business money and time. It provides a 100% IRS compliant report that can be used with all major accounting platforms. This application is very customizable that you can log miles for a particular time of the day, or set the tracker up for personal and business rides. Triplog will keep track of all business and vehicle expenses which include insurance, logging, fuel, maintenance, tolls, meals, parking-that can be regarded as business deductions.
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It allows you capture the photos of expense receipts and upload them to the cloud. The application can be automatically started when you plug it into a power source or when you connect it to a bluetooth device and driving at over 5 meters per hour. You can also get the application started at a preset time. Triplog tracker supports car fleets, truck fleets, and business with mobile employees. Lastly, 30 days free trial is available. The application is a huge upgrade from its previous version and it is very much better. It has little impact on battery and uses very little amount of mobile data.
Stride Tax is a free mileage tracker application that makes mileage tracking literally a one touch process. All you need to do is open the application and tap the"Track my Miles" button. To get the distance traveled, tap the button again at the end of your trip, it will automatically provide a map, tells you how much you have saved based on tax law, and also calculate the total distance you have travelled. If for any reason you forget to start your mileage tracking, you can actually enter it manually later. You can also scan various receipts to track every of your spendings that are business related and even enter other expenses.
Stride allows you to connect your bank account to the application so that you can record business expenses automatically. The best part is that this application is absolutely free. It is amazingly accurate with mileages too, hence you don't need to worry about a margin of error. Stride will send you an email at the end of every week with a total of your earned deductions for that particular week. Stride can import automatically into several tax softwares, including H and R block online. At the end of every year, stride will produce an IRS-ready form for you. All you need do is to follow the steps.
This application puts the free in freelance and also the profit. It is targeted at photographers real estate agents, solopreneneur, self employed people, independent contractors, general contractors, food delivery people, ride share drivers and employees that needs to get reimbursed. Everlance vows to make generating receipts for tax deduction and tracking your mileage simple, free, and easy. It automatically help you track your mileage using GPS; the application records your trips and you can swipe trips manually to the left or to the right to signify business or personal. You can track an unlimited number of trips under the free plan or track number of receipts. You can also upgrade to the Everlance premium plan and the application will track your transactions and trips automatically using bank integration and credit card.
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Everlance calculates business mileage, reimbursement value, and trip start or end time. A GPS mileage receipt is saved for each trip which is backed up to the cloud. Lastly, you can upload your paper receipts of supplies, meals and other expenses. It is important that you turn off the application after driving because it tends to track any movement. The application also consistently drains battery much more than every other mileage tracking application. To avoid this battery draining challenge, simply revolke many of its permissions and put the smartphone on power saving mode.
This is a mileage and business expenses tracker that is targeted at small business owners, freelancers, independent contractors, Courier, self employed people, lyft or Uber drivers and many others. It offers a compendium of various services that allows you create expense reports easily, and capture receipts. This application connects with Uber, banks, square, Fresh book, PayPal and stripe to automatically import your expenses and income for easy tax calculations. The free version of this application features tax income, expense, and semi automatic mileage tracking. The automation features of the premium version of this application is better with a very detailed business tax tracker for tax accounting.
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It's IRS mileage tracking assists 1099 filters to claim maximum tax deductions. This application allows you export a very detailed expense reports with the receipts and then send them through email or tax specialist. Hurdlr offers a real-time quarterly and year end tax estimates for contractors that are independent. Hurdlr is designed specifically to operate without draining your battery, even when it is heavily used. The premium feature costs $60 a year and about $8 per month.
This is a tracking application which makes use of GPS detection technology to track miles automatically, and also calculate the values of your drives for reimbursements or taxes. MileIQ allows you organize your drives for your tax refunds and business expenses, and to separate personal miles from business. It provides reports that are needed to maximize tax reimbursements and deductions. The app also tracks your miles automatically so that you won't need to log your miles manually or start/ stop recording.
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Mileage trackers help record every trips down to fractions of a Mile without draining excessive battery power. The reports provides neccesarry informations for the IRS and it includes every details that you need for your business expense report. The expenses report is very simple. Upgrade to mileIQ premium for a complete record of all your drives, the MileIQ premium costs $60 a year and $6 per month.
This driving log automatically captures each and every mile you drive. You can actually categorize your trips or inform the IRS compliant application how to categorize trips for you, depending on the places you visit or your working hours. Milewiz is designed for small companies, employees of small companies and for people that are self employed. For instance, if you drive a personal car for company trips, you can track for reimbursement for your gas, miles, tolls and parking.
This application automatically logs and detects drives, visualizes drive route, value on a map and distance. The swipe gesture can be used to categorize drives, configure working hours for auto recording, adds places you often visit, track driving related expenses and add or merge drives. This application has a preset categories. However, you can create as many as possible and also generate reports by any criteria you desire such as vehicle, tags category, driver, and time period. Milewiz uses an advanced algorithm, designed to reduce the use of GPS by the app to a minimum so as to conserve your phone's battery
About Trevor Rocious
Trevor Rocious is a prominent science blogger known for his engaging and informative content in the field of scientific exploration and discovery. With a passion for unraveling the mysteries of the universe, Trevor has captivated a wide audience with his ability to communicate complex scientific concepts in a relatable and accessible manner.
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