Needless to say that if you are involved in any work related activity where you have to travel or purchase something for business use,  it is reimbursable but you must provide original receipts or invoices backing up your expense report.

It is generally more advisable to use credit cards while out on company time rather than cash as this will give you an additional record on your credit card statement.

Naturally most companies would appreciate any effort from your side to cut cost, nobody likes to go back with a huge expense report and have to justify each entry.

It is also advised to clarify and confirm your understanding of what is an acceptable and what is an unacceptable expense from your company before going on the trip.

Padding your expense report is unfair to the company. Even if the company isn’t always fair to you, you have no reason to be unfair in return.

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