Keeping track of business expenses while traveling is a critical aspect of traveling for work.
So, if you use a rideshare service like Uber frequently, you’ll need to get Uber receipts for your travel expenses.
Yet since Uber is a digital service, your driver won’t be able to hand you a paper receipt, which can be frustrating if you need to submit physical records for business expense reimbursement.
Fortunately, you’re in luck.
There are two ways you can get an Uber receipt right from your phone.
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What is an Uber Receipt?
An Uber receipt is a digital record of your ride.
It isn’t a standard paper receipt.
Instead, you receive it electronically in a confirmation email.
It’ll also appear in your Uber account.
Your Uber receipt will show the following information:
- Upcharge fees
- Tolls and other surcharges
- Payment method
Does Uber Send a Confirmation Email?
Although many services provide a confirmation email when you book, Uber isn’t one of them.
Instead, you’ll get periodic updates as your trip approaches.
Then, you’ll receive a receipt via email when your trip completes.
Once the driver closes out your ride, the email will appear in your mailbox shortly after.
The Importance of Uber Receipts
Maintaining receipts for all of your Uber rides can be frustrating.
However, if you need to keep detailed records of your travel expenses, you’ll need those receipts to submit to your workplace.
You’d need a receipt for work trips, expense reports, reimbursements, and tax deductions.
Many companies prefer their employees to use Uber because it makes it easier to save travel records than a standard taxi.
Uber is also cheaper than a taxi service, so your company might request you use it.
If you need a receipt for expense reports, ensure all the necessary information is visible when downloading your receipt.
This way, you’ll have a complete, detailed record of your expenses.
You might also want a receipt for personal budgeting purposes.
Having a receipt also makes it easy to split the cost of a fare.
If you’re sharing a ride, you can send a quick screenshot of the receipt to your companion, and they can send reimbursement.
Where Do You Find Your Uber Receipts?
Uber makes accessing your receipts a simple process.
There are two ways in which you can access your receipt–via email or in the app.
After you complete your ride with Uber, the company will send a receipt to you via email.
It usually comes in after submitting your tip and ending the ride.
The email might not appear immediately, so don’t be concerned if it takes some time to appear.
If you checked your email and the receipt isn’t there, take a peek at your spam folder.
If you still can’t find it, navigate to your deleted folder and confirm you didn’t accidentally delete it.
In the App
If you can’t access your email or don’t have the confirmation email from Uber, your next option is to try the Uber app.
The app is the quickest way to find your trip records, including receipts.
Also, if you need to access multiple receipts, the app will be the easiest way to do so in one shot.
Uber Receipt Template: What Information Is Included?
Your Uber receipt provides a lot of information, making keeping records pretty easy.
It is basically a line-by-line breakdown of all the costs that go into your Uber fare.
When you save your receipt, ensure all information is clear and accurate.
Each Uber receipt will look a bit like this:
- Trip fare: $X.XX
- Subtotal: $X.XX
- Tolls, surcharges, and fees: $X.XX
- Tip: $X.XX
- Total: $XX.XX
- Payment Method: $XX.XX
Additional charges, like the NY Black Car Fund, will also appear as a line item on your receipt.
The main issue with an Uber receipt is that it doesn’t break down the individual tolls, surcharges, and fees.
Other than that, it provides a detailed record of your transaction.
How to Get an Uber Receipt [Tutorial]
Uber receipts are easy to understand, but they’re not always so easy to find.
Luckily, there are three ways to view your receipt: on Uber.com, in the Uber app, and in the email copy of the receipt you get after each ride.
Let’s look at each of these ways in more detail:
1. How to Get an Uber Receipt Using the App
The Uber app will likely be the most straightforward way to find and view your receipts.
Instead of digging through your email, you can simply follow these steps.
- Navigate to the Uber app on your device.
- Tap the menu icon and select “Your Trips.”
- Select the ride and tap “Receipt.”
- Take a screenshot of your receipt.
First, open the Uber app and tap on the menu icon in the upper lefthand corner:
Then, tap on the option that says “Your Trips”:
Once you’ve opened this menu, you can view summaries for past trips.
To view the complete details for a given receipt, tap on it:
Once you’ve done that, you’ll see a bit more info.
To get the financial details, tap where it says “Receipt”:
From there, you’ll see all the info you need:
Once you have your screenshot, confirm it shows all necessary information.
Then, send it to your company for reimbursement.
If your company wants a record directly from Uber, you can send the receipt directly to the appropriate party.
Then, tap “Resend Receipt” in the app to get a new copy emailed.
2. On the Uber Website
If you’d prefer to view your receipts using the Uber website, that’s possible as well.
First, you’ll need to access your Uber account by going to riders.uber.com.
Sign in using your credentials, and then you should see a page listing your complete Uber trip history.
To get to a detailed receipt for each, tap on the arrow next to each line:
You’ll see a screen like the one below:
Tap “View Detail” to get the complete receipt information:
From the screen above, you’ll see the same complete receipt, as well as a few other options that can be useful for bookkeeping purposes, including a downloadable invoice that you can save to email or print.
You can also hit the “Resend Receipt” button if you had trouble getting the receipt email.
3. How to Get an Uber Receipt Using Email
The third option for getting a copy of your Uber receipt is through your email.
If you just took the ride, you should be able to find the confirmation email easily in your recent emails.
However, if you didn’t receive the email or it’s buried among other messages, you can do one of two things.
- 1. Resend the email using the “Resend Receipt” link in the Uber app.
- 2. Search your email messages for the receipt.
Searching through your email messages takes longer, so resending the receipt will probably be your best option.
In either case, you’ll have a copy of your receipt to email to the appropriate department at work.
Alternative: View Your Uber Ride History
When you need to view multiple rides, it’s easiest to go into the app and view your full ride history.
Viewing your entire ride history is helpful if you can’t remember the date you took a ride on.
To access your complete ride history, do the following:
- Navigate to the Uber app
- Tap the menu icon at the top of the screen.
- Tap “Your Trips.”
A list of your recent trips should appear.
Then, choose the trips or trips you need a receipt for and take a screenshot.
The steps above should ensure that you can get your receipt for most purposes.
However, sometimes you may run into issues specifically with getting your receipt via email.
If you haven’t received an email receipt for a trip, try the following troubleshooting steps:
1. Check your junk mail folder
If you’re using an email program with a strong spam filter (such as Gmail), receipts could end up in junk.
To keep this from happening in the future, follow your email provider’s instructions for “whitelisting” the email address used to send the receipts.
2. Confirm the email address you’re using
Be sure that you’re checking the email address you have on file with Uber.
You can view your email address within your Uber profile, which you can access by opening the Uber menu and tapping your profile picture:
3. Understand the steps to resend receipts for premium Uber rides
In the section where we discussed how to view your Uber receipts online, we mentioned that you can hit the button that says “Resend Receipt” to have another copy sent to the email you have on file.
This only works for economy Uber rides, however, which include UberX, UberXL, and UberPOOL.
If you took a premium ride such as UberBLACK, you’ll have to follow a different set of steps to get a new copy of your receipt emailed to you:
First, visit the Uber Help Center and select Trip Issues and Refunds:
Scroll down, and click on “I need an invoice for my Premium trip” under the section “I had a different issue”:
Note that the above will only be an option if you’re viewing info for a past premium trip.
4. Look into Uber for Business for easier reimbursements and receipt management
If you want to simplify the way you deal with Uber receipts, you (or the executives at your company) can set up an Uber for Business account.
With this in place, you (or your employees) can use a work email address to set up a separate Business profile within the Uber app.
This puts all receipts in a centralized place that your accounting team can easily access, eliminating the need for individual employees to submit receipts.
Other Common Questions
Do you still have questions about accessing your Uber receipts?
Here are the answers to a few of the most common Uber-related questions.
Do Uber Receipts Show Location?
Uber receipts provide detailed location information in your account.
When you view your receipt, you’ll see a trip map with the date, time, and pickup and dropoff locations.
This level of detail helps ensure your recordkeeping is accurate.
Do Uber Receipts Show Tip?
Your Uber receipt will show a lot of information, including your tip.
If you’re using Uber for work-related trips, talk to your company about their tip policy.
They might have a standard minimum or maximum you have to stick to.
How Does an Uber Ride Show up on a Bank Statement?
All Uber rides will appear on your bank or credit card statements.
However, your workplace is unlikely to accept a bank statement as a receipt.
Therefore, your statement won’t provide the level of detail an official Uber receipt will.
However, if you can’t access your receipts, you can ask your supervisor if a statement is acceptable.
Uber is an excellent service to use when traveling for work or pleasure.
Fortunately, the company makes managing your financial records simple by providing easy access to receipts.
If you plan to travel for work, take the time to learn how to find your Uber receipts using email or the app, which will make getting your documentation in order much simpler.
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