CLAIMING PETROL ALLOWANCE BACK FROM TAX OFFICE

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Found 20th Jun 2011
as above, has anyone ever done this?? i starrted a new job in which i thought we were given a petrol allowance, i was wrong, we are given a form to fill in and send of to tax office in april. i was just wondering how you go about proving you mileage to tax office? do i need to be keeping all my petrol receipts and loggin my mileage everyday? cos, obviously i use my car for personal use aswell as work.
any advice will be greatful, thanks
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Don't know exactly, bur an educated guess -

Record both business and personal miles separately
Get receipts for all fuel - must be VAT receipts
Fill in the form and send off

I think you can claim around 45p per business mile

thank you, i started the job around a month ago, but havent been keeping receipts, ill start from now and ill just write the mileage every day on the back of the receipt until i fill up again and do the same, hopefully this should be enough proof

dimebars

Don't know exactly, bur an educated guess -Record both business and … Don't know exactly, bur an educated guess -Record both business and personal miles separatelyGet receipts for all fuel - must be VAT receiptsFill in the form and send offI think you can claim around 45p per business mile


And imagine the HMRC website would have all your answers

i have actually been looking at that, but, i couldnt find any were about proof etc, it mentions employers giving you allowance and deducting it from your tax, i got a bit baffled lol

Crowman

This any use?


AATS

thank you, i started the job around a month ago, but havent been keeping … thank you, i started the job around a month ago, but havent been keeping receipts, ill start from now and ill just write the mileage every day on the back of the receipt until i fill up again and do the same, hopefully this should be enough proof



Don't

Get an excel sheet detailing date, where your journey began and where it ended and business miles travelled

Do it on a monthly basis

yeah, that makes more sense

dimebars

Don'tGet an excel sheet detailing date, where your journey began and … Don'tGet an excel sheet detailing date, where your journey began and where it ended and business miles travelledDo it on a monthly basis


dimebars

Don't know exactly, bur an educated guess -Record both business and … Don't know exactly, bur an educated guess -Record both business and personal miles separatelyGet receipts for all fuel - must be VAT receiptsFill in the form and send offI think you can claim around 45p per business mile


Sure it's 50p pm from 6th April 2011
the rate you can claim for the first 10,000 miles has increased from 40p to 45p.

I did a job recently and was paid 40p a mile - planning to submit a claim for mileage x 5p a mile on my next tax reurn.
Yes you need to fill in a P87 tax form. If it for a little amount they probably wont ask you. If it's a lot then they may ask for proof. I get my company to send me a letter with the total amount of mileage on and what payments have been made and just send it off. I get 25p/pm so I claim 15p/pm tax relief.

So guessing as you dont get paid per mile for using your car that you just claim for the petrol you have used? If so you will have to work out what and keep records of the money claimed and the mileage done as yours will alter depending on the journey.
Crowman

This any use?


thats confusing,
So if i travel to work from my home each day at 20 miles each way - but dont get paid any fuel allowance, then I cant claim this as im driving from my home to work?

EDIT:
nvm i re read it! - But still does this mean I can claim for this?
Edited by: "Mclovin" 23rd Jun 2011
Mclovin

thats confusing,So if i travel to work from my home each day at 20 miles … thats confusing,So if i travel to work from my home each day at 20 miles each way - but dont get paid any fuel allowance, then I cant claim this as im driving from my home to work?EDIT:nvm i re read it! - But still does this mean I can claim for this?



You can not claim for traveling to work and back. But say you travel to work (20 miles) and then have to go to a meeting 16 miles away and then go home which is 25 miles away then you can claim the 16 miles and the difference from you normal travel so in the example 5 miles.
GAVINLEWISHUKD

You can not claim for traveling to work and back. But say you travel to … You can not claim for traveling to work and back. But say you travel to work (20 miles) and then have to go to a meeting 16 miles away and then go home which is 25 miles away then you can claim the 16 miles and the difference from you normal travel so in the example 5 miles.


aha thanks for this
Just done it
at this time you get 40p a mile minus any mileage allowance you get from boss
but just say you do 10000 Business miles ( not inc work and back) a year 10000 * 0.4 = 4000
and boss gives you 25p a mile 10000 * 0.25 = 2500
you will fill it a return for 4000 - 2500 = 1500
that still sounds good but as its only tax relief
you only get the tax back most people are on 20% so the true amount you get back is only £300
sounds good when the boss says you can claim it back buts its not in the long run if he if paying nothing towards it would tell him to stick the job where the sun don't shine if you do lots of miles
remember to keep a week sheet of how many miles and where, its not needed when you fill in the form but may be needed if tax man asks.
strange answers considering we dont know if you are self-employed or PAYE
csiman

strange answers considering we dont know if you are self-employed or PAYE



Doesn't matter you still have to fill in P87 form.
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