Getting started with Stride Tax

New to Stride Tax? Welcome! We’d love to help you get started with using the app, so you can start putting money back in your pocket as soon as possible.

Here are a few key app features to look out for as you start exploring the app!

Using an Android phone? Your screen may look a bit different! Don't worry, all of the information in this article still stands. 

You’ll start on the Tax Savings screen

When you open your app, you’ll immediately see a “Tax Savings” screen. This screen has contains all of your deduction data, as well as the big green “+” button that starts your drives and records your expenses. Most of your app activity will take place on this screen!


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Track miles and add expenses

You can record both your mileage and your expenses with the same button! Look for the big green “+” button on your “Tax Savings” screen.

To start tracking your miles: Click the green button, and then “Track my miles.” Finish your drive, and then click “I'm done driving.”


Tip: If you’d like to read more about which miles to record, you can click here for rideshare mileage rules, and here for general self-employed mileage rules.


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To add in your deductible expenses: Click the green button, and then “Add an expense” (if this is your first time adding an expense, this button will say "What else can I write off?").

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Manage your account via your menu

You can access all of your account features in the menu of your app.  Just click the three lines on the top lefthand corner of your screen to open your menu! Here’s what you’ll find in your menu:

-Export your tax reports

-Enter your settings page

-Share the app

-Add in any miles that you forgot to track

-Read our FAQs and contact Stride Tax support!


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Link your bank account

Adding your bank account to your account allows you to pick and choose which of your bank transactions are deductible business expenses!

To get started, click the bank icon on the top righthand corner of your screen. You’ll be prompted to choose your bank and log in.

 

Check out the Benefits tab

If you click the "Benefits" button on the bottom righthand corner of your screen, you can read about Stride's health, dental, and vision insurance options!

Did you know that Stride started as a healthcare company? We started with helping self-employed people access affordable health insurance. Since managing tax information is another challenge that self-employed taxpayers face, we expanded to tax products like Stride Tax. That's why you're seeing insurance information in your mileage tracker!

You can read a bit more about our mission here.

 

Questions? Suggestions? Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me via email at taxhelp@stridehealth.com. I’d be happy to talk through any of these features!

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