Claiming Business Mileage Tax Relief – It Takes 2 Minutes!

Did you know that you can claim the tax back for work travel?

If you are using your own vehicle for work and are being reimbursed less than 0.45p per mile by your employer, you could be claiming business mileage tax back on the distance you have travelled. If you’ve never claimed it before, don’t worry, we can actually backdate it to 2015.

How much could my refund be?

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Step 1: Employment information

What is your employment status?

What is your income level?

What is your vehicle type?


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Why can I claim work mileage?

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Why can I claim work mileage?

HMRC allows you to claim mileage tax relief on journeys travelled whilst on business duties. This could be travel whilst visiting clients, travelling to and from different offices, making collections or dropping off goods, or travelling to temporary working sites. The mileage allowance tax relief available is 0.45p per mile, so if you’re not being reimbursed by your employer for your travel at all, or you’re reimbursed less than 0.45p then great news, you’re entitled to make a claim.

What can't I make a claim for?

Travelling to and from your main working site is unfortunately not something that you can claim for. This is because the cost of your commute is not deemed as tax deductible by HMRC. It is any business travel that falls outside of your main commute that you are able to claim back tax for.

Another reason could be that you’re already being reimbursed by your employer for the mileage that you travel. So, if you are being reimbursed 0.45p or more, unfortunately no further tax relief will be due so claiming more back isn’t possible. If, however you are not being reimbursed, or are getting less than 0.45p per mile then Claim Back Tax can definitely help with your business mileage tax refund.

What can't I make a claim for?


Example Case Study

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Francesca was an office worker whose employer was based in Leeds. As part of her job role, she needed to travel to visit clients at their offices. Her employer reimbursed her 0.25p per mile to cover the cost of her fuel. HMRC however, allows you to claim business mileage tax relief for the wear and tear of your vehicle, as well as fuel used. The total amount of tax relief available is 0.45p per mile. As Francesca's employer was not reimbursing her the full amount, she was able to make a claim.

Throughout the course of the year, Francesca had travelled 10,000 miles and had been reimbursed £2,500 by her employer. Francesca contacted Claim Back Tax and was allocated an experienced refund manager who specialises in business mileage and calculated that she was able to reclaim an additional tax relief to the sum of £2,000. What's more, she had never claimed mileage tax before, her refund manager was able to backdate her claim to 2015. All the necessary paperwork was completed and submitted directly to HMRC by Claim Back Tax.

After 8 weeks Francesca successfully reclaimed £1,600.

Total refund = £1,600

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