Based on a recent study by Natural Insight, there is a correlation between workers over-reporting mileage in expense reports with gasoline’s increasing prices.

By using a statistically valid data sample from a six-month period, Natural Insight finds that mileage over-reporting jumped to 32 percent at the height of gas prices, and over-reporting continued at 18 percent during the lowest period. Natural Insight believes this correlation is an attempt by workers to recover rising gasoline costs via over-reporting of mileage in expense reports because the majority of corporate reimbursement policies are based on a fixed cost per mile.

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