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Mileage tax calculator

Quickly calculate how much you can claim for using your vehicle for work. Cars, vans, motorcycles or bicycles. Give it a go!
Do you own the vehicle you use for work?
Did you buy the vehicle specifically to use for work?
Type of vehicle
How many miles do you drive per year?
If you’re self-employed and use your car for work, you can claim back a flat rate for your usage costs using the Mileage Allowance. If you’re employed, claim the mileage tax relief instead.

How to use the mileage tax calculator

When you’re self-employed and have to drive as part of your job, you can claim back money for the miles you’ve covered for work. This doesn’t include your regular commute. As a food delivery rider or courier or even if you just have to travel for meetings, you can claim this flat rate allowance. 

Claim if you drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Car
  • Van
  • Motorcycle
  • Bicycle 

Here are the rates you can claim at:

Vehicle Flat rate per mile
Cars and vans first 10,000 miles 45p per mile
Cars and vans after 10,000 miles 25p per mile
Motorcycles 24p per mile
Bicycles 20p per mile

 

To use our calculator, just let us know your vehicle and the miles you’ve travelled in it for work. If you use multiple vehicles, calculate them individually and then add them together. We’ll let you know what you can claim for each.

What is the Mileage Allowance?

The Mileage Allowance is a tax-free allowance that you can claim if you use your car for business. Once you’ve worked out what you can claim, you can claim it via a tax return. If you’re not sure what a tax return is, it’s the process of declaring untaxed income to HMRC. You pay tax with this method when you’re self-employed, if you earn money from renting out property, and for many other reasons. 

Am I eligible?

There are a few questions that you should ask yourself to work out whether you can or should claim the mileage allowance. We say should because if you, for instance, bought the car you’re using specifically to use for work, you can’t claim the cost of the vehicle using this allowance. It’s more cost-effective for you to claim what’s known as capital allowances instead.

What are capital allowances?

Capital Allowances are a tax relief that you can use on larger work purchases such as a vehicle, equipment and research and development (R&D) costs. As a sole trader, you have to claim your capital allowances within 12 months of the 31st January tax return deadline. Read more about Capital Allowances on our Taxopedia. 

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