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The Mileage Allowance is a tax-free allowance for people who use their vehicles for work. You can use it if you drive for business in a car, van, or bike. It doesn’t matter whether you’re self-employed or a full-time employee, you can claim back some of the time you’ve spent on the road for business.
Ultimately, anyone who uses a vehicle for work can claim the mileage allowance. However, if you bought the car solely to use for work, there might be other tax-relief schemes you’ll want to use instead.
Confused? Don’t be! For example:
How much you can claim depends on how much you travel for business:
You can claim the allowance through your annual Self Assessment tax return. Remember to file your Self Assessment by 31st January the year after the tax year you’re paying for. For example, if you earned money for your business between 6th April 2023 and 5th April 2024, you’re paying your 2023/2024 tax return. This bill should be paid by 31st January 2025.
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