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Tap2Track for iPhone - Track Your Mileage For Tax Purposes

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Matt Stigliano Real Estate Agent San Antonio, TX 210(646) 466-3210 Contact Profile

Having trouble tracking mileage?

I download the Tap2Track app for the iPhone after realizing how sloppy my travel records were. We all know it's important to track our mileage for tax purposes. but most of us don't keep the best records of them.

Tap2Track is from Intuit. the makes of TurboTax and Quicken, and has literally saved me hundreds of dollars already. It's simple to use (just look at the giant "start" button) and because it's GPS based, saves a lot of the time and hassle of more traditional mileage apps that require you to type in every address manually.

You can easily replicate frequently made trips, edit your trips (sometimes the GPS is a little off), and see how much in tax savings you've already generated. When setting a trip, you can even

select it as a round trip, so you don't have to go back and reset it as a new trip each direction.

Simple and effective.

Once you have your mileage tracked. you can easily view your monthly mileage history and send all of your information via email in an importable format for your tax consultant or any program that will import from a CSV file (most applications can handle CSV - Excel, Open Office, TurboTax, Quicken, etc.)

I don't usually tout any apps that cost (I like free apps as much as possible), but this is one iPhone app that I use regularly and is well worth every penny ($3.99 was the price last time I looked). I hope some of you can find it useful as well.

By Matt Stigliano Real Estate Agent with Kimberly Howell Properties (210) 646-HOME

Posted on February 22, 2010 09:59 AM

Category: Taxes

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