Technology

7 mileage trackers you’ll be thankful for come tax time, reviewed

Avoid missing crucial deductions by keeping your travel expenses organized digitally
  • Mileage apps and expense tracking software solutions are important tools for the modern real estate agent.
  • You can deduct 55.5 cents for each mile driven for business (and include car wash and tire expenses).
  • Most automated mileage trackers come with the detriment of your GPS draining device battery life. The Mileage Ace uses a separate in-car unit to map your business trips.

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Have suggestions for products that you'd like to see reviewed by our real estate technology expert? Email Craig Rowe. When I started in commercial real estate, I often overheard senior brokers talking about "client cars." At the time, it sounded to me like an excuse to spend a lot of money on a car. Why didn't they just admit they wanted everyone to know they could afford an S-Class? Eventually, though, I got it. Real estate agents spend a great deal of time in their cars. Why not make it as comfortable and as positive a customer experience as possible? I also understand how quickly the work-related miles add up. It's not rare to cover 100 in a day. Often more. Thus, with tax day bearing down, we decided to have a look a number of mileage tracking apps to help get the most out of this critical business expense. TripLog OS: iOS and Android; browsers Cost: $15 for personal; $40/driver/year for business accounts Highlights Includes receipt recording via photo ...