Claiming Back Your Mileage Tax – 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 before, don’t worry, we can actually backdate it to 2015.

How much could my refund be?

Fill out the form below to find out

Employment
Mileage
Rebate Amount
Submit Claim

Step 1: Employment information

What is your employment status?

What is your income level?

What is your vehicle type?

Why can I claim business mileage?

mobile sat nav in car

Why can I claim business mileage?

HMRC allows you to claim tax relief on mileage 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. There is an allowance available of 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?

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?

traffic

Example Case Study

Does this sound like you...

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

woman on laptop in car

Latest News

Useful tax information, Claim Back Tax operations and more...

empty motorway

Will a Drop in Company Car Mileage Increase Amount of EV Cars?

Surprise, surprise. Another day, another potential effect of the Coronavirus pandemic. Except this could be for the better, especially for the environment. The way we work changed completely on the..

Read Article
mileage gauge

Do You Make These Common Mistakes When Recoding Your Mileage?

When it comes to expenses, travel can be a somewhat tricky area, but it’s also one that affects a lot of employees and the self-employed. Mileage claims for driving are..

Read Article
married couple hands

What Will a Post 2020 Wedding Look Like for Those Wanting to Get Married?

Earlier this month we discussed the additional hardships couple were facing from cancelling or postponing their wedding. Following on from this, we thought we’d examine what it may look like..

Read Article