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Make Mileage Tracking available in all Quicken editions, Deluxe and higher (4 Merged Votes)

UKRUKR SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
edited November 2019 in Product Enhancements (Mac)
This discussion about recording Medical Mileage brings up an idea.
https://getsatisfaction.com/quickencommunity/topics/need-quicken-for-mac-2019-report-to-include-0-tr...

There are some other discussions in the Community about Mileage Tracking for Medical, Charity, etc. already.

At this time, the Mileage Tracker is available only in the Quicken for Windows Home, Business and Rental Property Management edition.

How about
  • making the Mileage Tracker in Quicken for Windows available in the Deluxe and Premier editions, too.
  • adding a Mileage Tracker module to Quicken Mac.
That would benefit many customers and help with their Income Tax recording.

Please VOTE for this idea if you would like to see this implemented in a future release of Quicken. The more votes this Idea gets, the more likely it is that we'll get it implemented.
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  • mshigginsmshiggins SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 2018
    Sounds good. Thanks for posting the suggestion.
    Quicken user since Q1999. Currently using QW2017.
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  • Unknown Member
    edited October 2018
    Just do it!
  • jl747jl747 SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited August 2019
    Mileage tracking for all versions of Quicken including Mac.
    Quicken Windows Deluxe (Subscription)
    Windows 10 Pro 1903
  • UKRUKR SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    ... including automatic updating of the Milerate.txt every year so we don't have to ask for it year after year.
    And also implement a few other changes requested over time, like making the date format in the txt file independent of the customer's date format settings, so that file import works regardless of computer's date format, e.g. mm/dd/yyyy even if computer uses yyyy-mm-dd.
  • NotACPANotACPA SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    I've complained about this "failure to update mileage rates" every year for as long as I can remember.
    This is simply shameful ... as the IRS publishes the dates in the fall for the next year.
    Q user since DOS version 5
    Now running Quicken Windows Subscription,  Home & Business
    Retired "Certified Information Systems Auditor" & Bank Audit VP
  • Quicken has always had great mileage tracking in all editions. All you do is create your own foreign currency called miles.

    Then create an account called mileage that is denominated in the currency called miles.

    Then create categories of expense, such as mileage subcategory charity, and mileage subcategory medical, and mileage subcategory business, and mileage subcategory personal. Assign these subcategories to different tax line items on on different tax forms.

    You can either set the conversion rate on your currency to a billion to one, so that if you drive 1 million miles a year your net worth will be off by $0.01. Or you can designate the mileage account as a separate account in its display options, such that it will not be included in any net worth reports.

    To record a trip, simply post a transaction to the mileage account in the appropriate mileage category. Use the payee field to say where you went. That way, trips that you make regularly will have a memorized payee for you. For example, if you participate in something nonprofit every Tuesday night, make it a memorized payee in the mileage account. Any info the IRS or you require to the memo field.

    A transaction report grouped by category takes care of all of your tax requirements.

    I've been doing it this way in Quicken for decades, since long before it ever had a mileage tracker. And I prefer it.
  • NotACPANotACPA SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    NotACPA said:
    I've complained about this "failure to update mileage rates" every year for as long as I can remember.
    This is simply shameful ... as the IRS publishes the dates in the fall for the next year.

    WELL, as is customary, Q hasn't updated the Mileage Tracker in H&B with the 2020 rates.
    MORE SHAME upon Quicken!
    Q user since DOS version 5
    Now running Quicken Windows Subscription,  Home & Business
    Retired "Certified Information Systems Auditor" & Bank Audit VP
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