Automatic mileage tracking in QuickBooks Self-Employed.

Automatic mileage tracking

You don't have to enter your mileage manually (although you can, if you really like typing). We use your location to track your trips automatically. Here's how it works:

1. Turn it on.

Open the app on your mobile device, and tap the Mileage tab at the bottom of your screen (iOS) or tap Mileage from the menu (Android). Switch the toggle to turn on automatic mileage tracking. Make sure you also enable location services in your device's settings.

2. Take a trip.

We automatically detect your starting and stopping locations when you're driving for all of your trips, both business and personal. This could be helpful in case of an audit, in which the ATO might want to see a complete log of all the kilometres you drove in a given year.

3. Identify your allowable expense.

Come back to Mileage after you take a work-related drive to categorise your trips. Just like you do with transactions, swipe right on your trip to categorise it as a personal trip, and swipe left to put it in a business category. Add a business purpose, assign the vehicle, save, and you're all set.

How to turn off mileage auto-tracking

You can turn off the auto-tracking feature by toggling off the Automatic Mileage Tracking option in the Mileage tab in the mobile app.

You can also turn off location services for auto-mileage tracking altogether by going to the settings in your phone:

  1. Tap the cogwheel in the upper right.
  2. Tap Privacy.
  3. Tap Location Services.
  4. Select Self-Employed.
  5. Change selection from Always to Never.
  1. Tap Settings from the hamburger (�) menu in the upper left of screen
  2. Tap Location.
  3. Tap Google Location Settings.
  4. Tap Location Reporting and Location History and switch the slider to off for Self-Employed.
Note: If you turn off location services, you can't automatically track your work-related trips anymore and will need to enter them into the app manually.

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To get additional support or ask any other questions, please don't hesitate to contact us!

iOS: Tap the cogwheel and select Help & FAQ.
Android: Tap the overflow menu (3 vertical dots in upper right of screen) and select Support.

Note: When you contact support, the app will ask you if you want to attach an app log to the support email. This can help us identify any issues you're experiencing.

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