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Hello 2016!

With the new year comes new business resolutions, the start of tax season, and of course, a shiny new and updated IRS mileage reimbursement rate. Hooray! Here’s a quick and dirty run through of the changes and how it affects you and your business travels.

Changes to the IRS 2016 Mileage Rate

on the road - 2016 IRS mileage reimbursement rate

No matter where you are, make sure you get reimbursed correctly for your business travel!

As a result of lower gas prices and other maintenance costs projected for 2016, Continue Reading…

Expensify partners with Automatic App for one-click mileage expensing

What if there was a way to automatically import your commutes and business trips instead of inputting your drive data manually every month?

Expensify is partnering with Automatic, an award-winning wireless car adapter that is bringing the power of the internet into every car on the road, to help make your expense reports suck less! As one of the first companies on the Automatic Developer Platform, Expensify is dedicated to helping business travelers make mileage reporting easier in real-time.  Continue Reading…

When we launched the ScanAnywhere API in early 2012, the API and really, Expensify itself,  focused on scanning receipts. Soon after, we added mileage tracking capabilities to Expensify and now about 40% of our report submitters are submitting mileage expenses. At the request of many of our partners, we’ve updated the API to allow apps to pass mileage expenses into Expensify.  Continue Reading…

I know I’m not alone when I say taxes can be confusing. So confusing that the annual changes to the laws and rates has given birth to a 7.7 BILLION dollar tax preparation industry. Whether you have someone do your taxes, or you do them yourself, here’s a couple tips for using Expensify in 2014. Continue Reading…

It’s been a couple months since our last update, but we’re very proud to announce something we’ve all been waiting for: the Expensify iPhone application! I know you thought we were making it up all along (and at times it felt like a dream), but the vapor has finally taken shape and you can download it today!

Install the Expensify iPhone Application

As you might know, you’ve always been able to take pictures of receipts and email them to for inclusion with expense reports. This application streamlines it even further for iPhone users such that you can take pictures and upload straight to your account, over wifi or 3G, skipping email entirely. So download it today and give it a shot!

What’s New?

We’ve been so busy we haven’t spent a lot of time communicating with you (sorry about that!) but here’s a quick update:

  • Lots of talking: One reason we’ve been quiet in email is we’ve been loud in person — watch us demo at Finovate Startup 2009, watch Witold demo solo (part one, 1:23:50 in) at Business Insider Startup 2009, or keep an eye out for the results of even more demos given in private!
  • Lots of learning: The general consensus seems to be that Expensify “just works”. Not perfect, but pretty darn well. So rather than just building loads of random features, we’ve talked in detail with hundreds of users to learn exactly which new features will make our already good product great.
  • Lots of tweaks: Some of those user-requested features are already underway (thanks a million, keep clicking that red Feedback link!), including:
    • Mileage (and other unit) support: Log a cash transaction for “500 miles” (via web, email, or SMS) and we’ll auto-calculate the reimbursable amount based on the federal mileage rate, or customize the rate and add other units (hours, widgets, etc.) in your settings page. (Read more)
    • Multi-level approval: Do you approve reports but not reimburse them? Now click “Approve and forward” to send it up the food chain — we’ll even keep track of the approval (and rejection) history for all to see.
    • Report CCs: A little thing but one that got countless requests: now you can “carbon copy” another email address when submitting reports!

We’ve also released a ton of minor fixes under the hood, and are laying the foundation for some even more significant changes down the road. So we might have been quiet, but we sure have been busy!

Expensify is Growing!

That’s right, we just doubled the company. Granted, that’s not terribly hard when you only have two people to start, but think of it this way: if we can do all this with just two guys, just think what we’ll be able to do with two more!

So there’s a lot going on over here at Expensify world headquarters, and I’ll try to do a better job in the future of keeping you informed. In the meantime, just keep filing expense reports and we’ll keep getting you reimbursed, faster and easier every day!