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Top Tips for Real Estate Professionals

A new season brings with it new properties to buy and sell as well as taking control of your work finances.  Although the current market has recently retreated from its recent hot streak there is still some optimism in the air. With mortgage rates remaining at historic lows, the economy getting a boost and unemployment declining last year, there are a number of reasons to believe that home buying will begin to heat up again.

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2017 IRS Standard Mileage Rate: work, charity, moving, medical mileage

The IRS has released the 2017 irs standard mileage rate and it is down again from the 2016 standard mileage rate. Beginning on Jan. 1, 2017, the standard mileage rates for the use of a car (also vans, pickups or panel trucks) will be:

2017 IRS Standard Mileage Rate

  • 53.5 cents per mile for business miles driven, down from 54 cents for 2016

  • 17 cents per mile driven for medical or moving purposes, down from 19 cents for 2016

  • 14 cents per mile driven in service of charitable organizations

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Is commuting a work tax deduction? – Why you should be using a mileage tracker for work

We are excited to bring you our first episode in our new video series that will cover financial topics, helpful tips for increasing your work and personal budgets and any other questions about taxes, finances, mileage tracker, expense tracking, etc. We field questions each week through the app and comments on the video, so please drop us a line in the video comments section.

This week we covered 2 topics:

  1. Why you should be using a mileage tracker for work

  2. Is commuting considered a tax deductible trip? 

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Preferred phone types for freelancers, independent contractors and self-employed – 2016

With new phones coming out every month (or at least feels this way) and with the holidays right around the corner, we wanted to take a look and see what types freelancers, independent contractors and self-employed individuals prefer to use every day. Smartphones have become the lifeline for many people and it’s truly because of technology that many of us can pursue our passions and work for ourselves. Also, it has paved the way for apps like ours because just a few years ago automatic mileage tracking and transactions tracking with receipts was not possible. The pool of options seems endless but we dove into some of our data to see what are the top 3 most popular phones in both iPhones and Android. Note that each category of iPhone also includes the iPhone “S” and “Plus” models, as well as the “edge” models for Android.

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