Don’t Forget: Update Your Mileage Rate for 2017

Joanie Wang —  December 22, 2016 — 5 Comments

It’s that time of year again!

For those of you who track mileage for reimbursement through Expensify, make sure to update your standard mileage rate for 2017 if you’re based in the U.S.

Beginning January 1, 2017, the business standard mileage rate will be 53.5 cents per mile, down from 54 cents per mile in 2016.

How to Update Mileage Rates in Your Expensify Account

Whether you’re tracking mileage directly in Expensify or with Automatic’s Expensify integration, don’t forget to update the rates for your Company Policy by going to Admin > Policies > [Policy Name] > Expenses.

expense mileage tracking

Additionally, you can update your For full rules and regulations for 2017 mileage expense tracking, visit

Have a question about mileage tracking? Email us at and we’ll get you set up!

Joanie Wang


Joanie Wang is the marketing lead at Expensify. When she isn't helping rid the world of expense reports that suck, she is doing yoga, diving into SF's culinary scene, or playing with her adorable puppy Arya.

5 responses to Don’t Forget: Update Your Mileage Rate for 2017


    Hi! Why Expensify do not update the mileage automatically?


    Great question Alex! We don’t automatically update mileage because not all users use the standard mileage rate. Many companies use their own mileage rates, and we don’t want to auto-update everyone’s for this reason.


    Thank you Joanie! It makes sense.


    So, if I update the rate in an Expensify Policy and someone posts a claim for an expense incurred prior to today, Expensify uses the old rate, right? Otherwise I’d have to check every mileage claim after the change to check that the right rate was applied, and manually make adjustments if it wasn’t, which sounds like a lot of unnecessary work.

    Natalie O'Connor March 9, 2017 at 12:23 pm

    Hi Aaron,
    We do not currently offer a way to bulk modify your mileage rate from previous trips. We send important updates to users through our in-app notifications. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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