Millions of people take business trips every year in the UK without even realising it. If you’ve ever visited a client or had to travel between offices, or gone to an event for work — the chances are you could be owed a lot of money by HMRC.
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MILLIONS OF UK WORKERS USE THEIR OWN CAR FOR WORK — WITHOUT KNOWING THEY CAN GET TAX RELIEF ON MILEAGE
Even if your employer does give you mileage expenses, often they don’t give enough. So you can STILL claim for a travel tax refund.
Car and van drivers, motorcyclists, and even regular cyclists and moped drivers all have a tax allowance for mileage. And because the tax mileage allowance covers both fuel and the general wear and tear that comes with travelling about, HMRC actually pays out a decent amount.
Here’s how much you can claim per mile:
Car Fuel Allowance
45p for each mile (for the first 100,000 miles)
24p for each mile
20p for each mile
It doesn’t matter how old or new your vehicle is, everyone gets paid out the same flat rate from the HMRC.
AND YOU GET EVEN MORE CAR MILEAGE ALLOWANCE RELIEF IF YOU CARRY PASSENGERS!
You get more HMRC mileage allowance if you carry passengers with you on business trips.
At a rate of an extra 5p per passenger, per mile.
You can even claim extra passenger tax on mileage driving in a company car or van. As long as the vehicle is driven by you alone, and not shared amongst other company drivers.
HERE’S HOW HMRC MILEAGE ALLOWANCE TAX REBATES WORK
HMRC allows for some mileage allowance relief if you have to use your own car to go on business trips or to travel between temporary workplaces. And they’ll pay you back with a flat rate depending on the vehicle you’re using. They call them Approved Mileage Allowance Payment (AMAP) rates.
If you aren’t getting AMAP rates from your employer — or if you aren’t getting enough — then you can make a mileage claim to HMRC to get the full amount back that you are entitled to.
If your claim is quite large — more than £2,500 of expenses in a single year, you will need to fill in a P87 form to make a claim to HMRC. If you’re claiming even more, you may need to fill in a Self Assessment tax return. Either way, our experts know just exactly what to do and how to do it. We will make sure you don’t miss out on a single penny.
It’s estimated that roughly around £200 million worth of hard-earned, unclaimed tax is just sitting around in the government’s bank vaults — doing nothing. And if you don’t make your claim soon, that money disappears forever.
IF YOU DON’T THINK YOU’VE KEPT ENOUGH RECORDS OR RECEIPTS OF YOUR BUSINESS TRIPS — DON’T WORRY, WE’RE HERE TO HELP
It’s helpful to have the paperwork at hand when making a mileage allowance relief claim. Still, even if you don’t have it, it’s not too hard to put everything together and make your claim.
All you need to do is have a think about all of your work travel and business trips. Including:
• The date(s) you took the trip
• Distance travelled
• Where you went to (destinations)
Remember, even if you used public transport — that counts! You can claim money back for that. Train tickets, taxi fares, bus rides all count. But if you’re struggling to put everything together, we can help. In fact, this is what we do all day, every day. Our pros will help you to get your records up. And will fill in any information gaps.
IF YOU DON’T ACT NOW, YOU COULD LOSE £1,000S OF YOUR OWN MONEY — AND AFTER A CERTAIN DEADLINE HMRC DOESN’T HAVE TO GIVE IT BACK
The government has strict deadlines and time constraints on when and how they pay back work mileage tax rebates. You can still claim for as far back as the past four years. But it won’t be long before the window closes. And once that happens, you’ll miss out on a chance to claim back your hard-earned money.
Most people are so busy in their day-to-day lives that they forget or do not have time to claim back their mileage or travel tax. And even more people are unaware that they could be looking at a tax on mileage rebate in the £1000s.
Even if you think your business travel miles are covered by your tax code, most of the time this isn’t the case.
LET OUR EXPERTS GET YOU THE MAXIMUM CAR MILEAGE ALLOWANCE RELIEF YOU’RE ENTITLED TO — WE’LL GET YOU AN ESTIMATE FOR FREE. IT ONLY TAKES SECONDS TO REGISTER WITH US.
Claiming car mileage allowance relief and travel tax on your own is hard to do. It means keeping records. And knowing all the dates, distances and destinations.
But our tax experts are pros at helping people to sort out their work mileage tax rebate problems. We will help you fill in all the gaps. AND can help with all the little details, meaning we can squeeze every last entitlement you have out of HMRC. So that you’ll always get the maximum mileage tax and travel tax refund in your pocket.
We’ll also make sure everything is delivered to HMRC in the right way, avoiding any nasty penalties or grievances from the government.
Remember this is the money that you’ve earned, and that you deserve. Don’t let your hard-earned wages sit around at HMRC when it could be in your pockets.
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CAR MILEAGE ALLOWANCE RELIEF & TRAVEL TAX FAQS
Yes. If you have to go on business trips for work then you should be able to claim a company mileage allowance, along with other travel tax benefits. Such as public transport costs, food and drink, business phone calls, and even hotel accommodation (if you have to stay overnight).
10,000 miles. You can claim back car mileage allowance relief that is tax-free up to 10,000 miles. Once you go over that amount, the amount you can claim back reduces by almost half, to 25p per mile.
Yes. It is estimated that a majority (60%) of business drivers overestimate their numbers when putting in a mileage claim. So HMRC pay a lot of attention to the claims — and do not hesitate to issue fines and penalties if the information provided to them is inaccurate.
Declaring “accurate” information isn’t always straightforward, because it isn’t always easy to pick apart the differences between driving for private usage (such as commuting) and business usage.
If you want to avoid penalties and fines — but still want to make a mileage claim — our experts will do this for you safely and quickly.
If you’ve ever had to go on a business trip in your own vehicle for work, you can claim tax back for the following: mileage, parking fees, congestion charges and tolls.
But even if you didn’t take your own vehicle to work, you can still claim the following: public transport costs, hotel accommodation (if you need to stay overnight), food and drink, business phone calls and printing costs.
No. At least, not if you’re simply commuting to your ordinary, normal workplace. If for whatever reason your place of work temporarily changes (for example, for an office renovation, for less than 24 months), THEN you may be eligible for a mileage claim and car fuel allowance.
You can also claim tax back for driving to work if travelling is an essential and necessary part of your job. For example, if you are often asked to drive to different locations. But commuting does not count.
Only after the first 10,000 miles. Before you reach 10,000 miles, you get a tax-free approved mileage allowance of 45p per mile. After that, it is taxed. So that it’s 25p per mile after the 10,000-mile figure has been passed.