Skip to main content
Skip table of contents

What is an expense report?

An expense report, from a travel expense management perspective, is a detailed document used to track and document expenses incurred by an employee during business travel. This report typically includes a list of all expenditures such as transportation, lodging, meals, and other incidental costs. It serves several key purposes:

  1. Reimbursement: Employees submit expense reports to get reimbursed for their out-of-pocket expenses related to business travel.

  2. Accounting and Record-Keeping: Organizations use these reports for accurate financial accounting, budgeting, and record-keeping.

  3. Policy Compliance: They ensure that all expenses adhere to the company's travel policies and guidelines.

  4. Tax Compliance: Helps in maintaining proper documentation for tax purposes, especially for deductible expenses.

Typically, an expense report includes:

  • Employee Information: Name, department, and contact details.

  • Travel Details: Dates of travel, destination, and purpose of the trip.

  • Itemized List of Expenses: Detailed breakdown of expenses including date, type of expense, amount, and any supporting receipts or documentation.

  • Approval Section: Signatures or approvals from relevant supervisors or managers.

Expense reports can be created using spreadsheets, templates, or specialized software designed to streamline the process of expense tracking, submission, and approval.

JavaScript errors detected

Please note, these errors can depend on your browser setup.

If this problem persists, please contact our support.