Mileage allowance: how does it work?

The mileage allowance is a simple tax-free allowance that you can claim for using your own car for business.

When should I claim the Mileage Allowance?

Depends:

  • if you use your own (existing) car for business, absolutely yes
  • but if you bought your car specifically to be a driver (for example, to drive for Uber), then probably not. You might want to claim the actual (and higher) cost of your car instead: lease payments, depreciation, etc.

Basically it makes sense to use it if:

  • you’re self-employed
  • driving for work
  • and did not buy your car specifically for work.

How do I claim it?

You simply claim it when you do your Self Assessment tax return – at TaxScouts we can do it for you easily and 100% online.

How much can I get?

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

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