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How do you track mileage on the phone app

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QuickBooks Team

Re: Mileage

Hi there, Gclarke.

 

QuickBooks automatically track the locations of your trips. It could be for both business or personal. This is helpful in case the government tax agency will audit the complete mileage log with all of the miles you drove for a given year.

 

Also, using this feature can let us identify the allowable expense. To do it, just go to Mileage after taking a work-related drive to categorize your trips. You can swipe right to categorize your trip as a personal trip and swipe left if it's a work-related trip. Then,  add the purpose of the trip and the assigned vehicle.

 

Here are the steps on how to turn on Mileage tracking using the mobile application:

 

  1. Click the Mileage tab at the bottom of your screen (iOS) or click Mileage from the Menu (Android) .
  2. Switch the Auto-tracking toggle to turn on automatic mileage tracking.
  3. Enable location services in your device's settings.

In case you'll want to turn it off, you can do it by toggling the  Auto-tracking option in the Mileage tab in the mobile app. This way, your trips won't be automatically tracked.  You can also turn off the location services for auto-mileage tracking altogether by going to the settings on your phone.

 

iOS:

  1. Go to the Settings menu.
  2. Select Privacy then Location Services.
  3. Click Self-Employed.
  4. Change the selection from Always to Never.

Android:

  1. Go to the Settings menu.
  2. Select Privacy then Google Location Settings.
  3. Click Location Reporting and Location History, and switch the slifer to off for Self-Employed.
  4. Change the selection from Always to Never.

Once done, you'll have to manually enter your mileage in the mobile app. To do it, please see article on how to manually add mileage in the mobile app.

 

Please get back to me if you need anything else. Have a good one!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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