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Managing multi-page PDF receipts in Expensify is simple. To begin, just upload them as you would usually (forward to receipts@expensify.com or upload them to the site). Once uploaded, you are free to attach the PDF to an expense much like any receipt image. You’ll notice that the thumbnail image in Expensify only displays the first page; don’t worry, we’ve got the other pages too.

In order to view all receipt pages just open the ‘Edit Expense/Receipt’ window and click the ‘download’ button below the image. This will open the receipt, in its entirety, in another tab in your web browser.  Continue Reading…

You can add receipt images to your reports with or without expense information. Depending on the information you’ve added to your receipts, you’ll find them in different locations of your report.

Receipt Thumbnails

Receipt images added to a report with corresponding expense information are listed in the expenses list and the Receipt Thumbnails section immediately below it.

Report Attachments

Report Attachments are images added to a report that are not attached to an expense and do not contain minimum expense information. Minimum expense information includes a Merchant Name, Date, and Amount. Without these distinctions, receipt images will be added to the Attachments section of a report. Why attach an image without any expense information? Report Attachments serve as supporting documentation for the expense report. The most common uses of the Report Attachment are pre-approval documents and insurance forms, but you can utilize this feature for any of your supporting documentation needs.

While this distinction is basic, it’s definitely a good thing to know when putting your report together. If you have any questions about Report Attachments, Receipt Thumbnails, or any of our features please feel free to contact our support team at help@expensify.com.

In case you haven’t already heard, Expensify’s Web Receipts extension for Google Chrome helps you capture receipts from the websites you visit in just one click.

Expensify Google Chrome Extension

Expensify Google Chrome Extension

Install the extension and connect it to your account and you’ll be ready to send us web receipts.

Expensify Chrome Extension menu

Expensify Chrome Extension menu

We’ll create a screenshot of the entire webpage and send it to Expensify.

No need to save a file to your desktop and to upload it to Expensify.

No need to get an email and forward it to receipts@expensify.com.

No, just one click and you are done!

Receipt Created

Receipt Created

Find a bug or have a suggestion?  Just pop us an email at help@expensify.com.

Also if you like the extension, please leave a review and Google +1 it!

Update: You might also enjoy our new Chrome Extension, or just sign in and click “import from…” on the Receipts page to see all the options below and more — including our new desktop scanning integration!

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – Expense reports suck, and receipts are to blame. Expensify claims to offer “expense reports that don’t suck!” and they can’t be too bad — 100,000 companies now use Expensify, who upload over 10,000 receipts and submit over $2M in expense reports every day. But a challenge this great requires allies, so Expensify created the ScanAnywhere Alliance: a fearless crew fighting the toxic tide of crumpled, BPA-laced receipts lurking in pockets everywhere.

  • Dacuda, inventor of the “LG LSM-100 Mouse Scanner” (in partnership with LG Electronics, and available at Fry’s and NewEgg): the first mouse that doubles as a realtime scanner such that you can capture receipts of all sizes (including long, long receipts) and use them directly inside Expensify.
  • Genius Scan, an incredibly popular app that turns your iPhone into a pocket scanner by automatically finding the edges of the receipt, neatly cropping out the background, white balancing the remainder, and making it look like you used a flatbed scanner.
  • Lemon, a beautiful new mobile money management tool, which provides a fresh perspective on your spending by scanning the purchase details from paper and email receipts, and then neatly categorizing them for your review and analysis — on the web and on your phone.
  • OneReceipt puts all your purchases in one place, automatically aggregating purchase information from both online and print receipts. The website, and app coming soon, gives users a full look at their spending, with return alerts, shipping information and organizing tools to save you time and money.

But this is only the beginning. Even as we go into battle a single, unified force, we are in secret negotiations with ever more partners to swell our ranks. Visit http://blog.expensify.com to learn more, contact david@expensify.com to join, or see our intrepid CEO David Barrett speak live at SXSW about “How the Wallet Was Won: The End of Paper Receipts“. Together we stand, and together, we will prevail.

About Expensify
Expensify does “Expense reports that don’t suck!” by importing eReceipts from credit cards, SmartScanning paper receipts from mobile phones, submitting expense reports through email, and reimbursing everything online with QuickBooks and direct deposit. Expensify has raised $6.7M, builds incredible technology, and is always hiring.

With Tax Day looming, many of you have been asking our Help Desk just how certain you can be that the eReceipts Expensify Guarantees are, in fact, IRS-compatible and really guaranteed.

While we really don’t want to put ourselves in the position of legally advising anyone on their taxes – you should talk to a tax lawyer for that – we can say, with pride, that we meet and exceed all of the requirements put forth by the IRS in Publication 463.

Here are the basic rules to keep in mind:

  • Your purchase must be under $75
  • We can’t create eReceipts for hotel bills – no lodging charges, then.
  • The IRS requires non-paper receipts to be Timely, Accurate, and Written – our syncing with your bank and credit card ensure the first two, and by virtue of creating eReceipts in a permanent electronic form, we’ve ensured the last

We worked in close conjunction with the IRS to ensure that our eReceipts would stand up to a tough test – and as one Expensify client recently learned when his contractor expense report with the Department of Defense was audited, these eReceipts stand up to the toughest.

No matter who you are, no matter how careless you are, you can use Expensify.