Dear Experts, My boss asked me to start taking some documents twice/week to a client. The drive is an hour each way. I take my own car. A friend said the company should be reimbursing me for gas and mileage because it's for business. Is this true? Here is how our T.A.P. experts answered this question: Q#350 "Should" is the operative word. If they don't offer mileage, you should bring it up and negotiate a rate. (@gradversity) Q#350 Yes, company "should" B reimbursing mileage. If not, keep up w/it & ck w/ tax adv RE: ded on UR personal taxes. $0.55/mi. (@dawnbugni) Q#350 Yes, most companies would do that. It's unreasonable to expect you to do that for free! (@beneubanks) Q#350 It's a work expense, work resp 2 pay it; ask boss system 2 b reimbursed 4 gas/mileage; get/file recpts. (@juliaerickson) Q#350 Yes. They should be reimbursing you for both. Speak to your boss abt. comp. policy for this. (@DebraWheatman) Q#350 Empl. should reimburse for mileage. If not, keep track of what you drive. You can write it off on taxes. (@jtodonnell) Our Twitter Advice Project (T.A.P.) is no longer an active campaign. To find an answer to the above question, please use the "Search" box in the right-hand column of this website.

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Recently, a long-time colleague, the chief sales officer for a $21M technology company, reached out to catch up and asked for help to get to market in the primary vertical where I focus. He went on to share that his company made an initial go-to-market attempt by assigning a sales rep because of their familiarity with the product. He then admitted a modest return on their investment and a residual lack of knowledge of the industry, few connections, little brand recognition, or sales results. Fast-forwarding to today, he expressed urgency to relaunch with a short game to start generating revenue quickly and a long-term plan to establish themselves in the space.

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