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    • ChrisW33
    • By ChrisW33 16th May 18, 2:33 PM
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    Company Mileage?
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    • 16th May 18, 2:33 PM
    Company Mileage? 16th May 18 at 2:33 PM
    Not sure if I can post this here but I've been meaning to do something about this for ages and then get put off/don't know how. I keep hearing 'rumours' that I can claim back the excess mileage allowance that my company doesn't pay me ? So the IR limit is say 45p/mile but my company will pay say 15p/mile. Is this right?

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    • molerat
    • By molerat 16th May 18, 2:58 PM
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    • 16th May 18, 2:58 PM
    If using your own car you can set the extra 30p against tax so will receive 20%/40% of it back depending on your tax situation. https://www.gov.uk/tax-relief-for-employees/vehicles-you-use-for-work
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    • Dazed and confused
    • By Dazed and confused 16th May 18, 3:03 PM
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    • 16th May 18, 3:03 PM
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    • 16th May 18, 3:03 PM
    No. The only way you can get 45p/mile is for your employer to pay it.

    You may be able to claim tax relief on the difference between what your employer pays and the 45p rate however the benefit of making such a claim is down to your individual circumstances.

    If for example your net expenses claim was 1,000 this might save you anything between 0 and (in unusual circumstances) 600. For most it will save anything from 200 to 400.

    Figures likely to be different if you live in Scotland.

    You haven't actually said this but all of the above is assuming you are using your own car for business trips.
    • Dazed and confused
    • By Dazed and confused 16th May 18, 3:04 PM
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    • 16th May 18, 3:04 PM
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    • 16th May 18, 3:04 PM
    My "No" was answering this question

    I keep hearing 'rumours' that I can claim back the excess mileage allowance that my company doesn't pay me
    • mije1983
    • By mije1983 16th May 18, 3:04 PM
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    • 16th May 18, 3:04 PM
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    • 16th May 18, 3:04 PM
    HRMC won't pay the difference between the 15p and the 45p, if they did that then employers would never pay fuel expenses as they would know the government would pick up the whole tab!


    What HMRC will do is give you tax relief on the difference. So you won't get 30p per mile back.

    • 00ec25
    • By 00ec25 16th May 18, 5:52 PM
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    • 16th May 18, 5:52 PM
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    • 16th May 18, 5:52 PM
    you need to answer the question asked in reply #2 .... is this your personal car or is it a company car ?

    you use the word "say" so I'll assume this is actually a hypothetical position and it is not actually you who are being paid 15p?

    If company car, then "15p say" is close enough to the approved mileage rate for a company car that no further relief would be due. If on the other hand the company pay "say" 15p but you use your own car then yes you can claim tax relief.
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