Trip logging, likely not your favourite activity. It’s important to keep good records of both your business and private journeys, so that you can pass this on to the Tax Authorities. What is involved in trip logging and how do you ensure that it takes you as little time as possible? Read all about it in this article.
Easy trip logging
You’re quite busy enough already and have no desire to spend endless time on administrative tasks. There are various ways to log your trips, including Excel and an old-fashioned mileage registration book. The easiest way is actually to use a mileage app to keep records of the kilometres you travel. That way it’s quick to enter your trips, and you always have good oversight and an accurate trip log.
Want to know more about the advantages of a trip logging app? See the list below.
- Easy to log your trips on your phone or tablet
- Always have your trip log available wherever you happen to be
- Useful export function of your trips to Excel or PDF
- Invoice your trips to your customer automatically
What do you need to include in your trip logs?
There are a number of things that you are obliged to show in your trip and mileage logging. It is important to include this for every trip and to keep good records.
- Date of trip
- Odometer reading
- Departure and arrival addresses
- Type of trip (personal or business)
What is trip logging?
You log your trips to record the mileage you do in your company car. This allows you to easily show the Tax Authorities that you haven’t driven too many kilometres privately in your company car.
Trip logging with Google Maps
To make it even easier for you, TimeChimp lets you do your trip logging with its integration with Google Maps. This means that addresses are filled in automatically and the length of your journey is calculated automatically. Isn’t that handy?! As a result, you always declare the right mileage and you always have an accurate trip log for the Tax Authorities.
Record mileage automatically with GPS
To make it even easier, you can also record your mileage automatically thanks to a connection to Trips in the Cloud. By installing a GPS tracker in your car, all your journeys can be recorded automatically and transferred to TimeChimp. Quick, simple, done!
How much does a trip logging app cost?
Whether you keep your records in Excel, a mileage registration book or you choose a handy app, trip logging costs you money. A trip logging app is less expensive thank you think, especially when you consider how much less time you spend on your administration. The TimeChimp app costs between €10 and €13 euros per user per month, depending on the package you choose.
Track travel, hours and expenses
As well as making it easier to log your travel, TimeChimp also helps you with other administrative tasks. These include things like tracking time and expenses. TimeChimp saves you from a lot of administrative hassle and ensures you always have a nice overview of your projects, hours and expenses. You avoid surprises and your records are always complete! Try TimeChimp for 14 days for free, no payment details required.