“HMRC mileage” is often used to refer to the Mileage Allowance Relief (MAR) that employees, self-employed and business owners can claim for business-related mileage.
Mileage is deducted from HMRC on a pence per mile basis. The authority sets allowance mileage rates each year. The HMRC mileage rate covers all costs of owning and operating your vehicle for the business portion of your driving. These costs include lease payments, road tax, insurance, fuel, maintenance and repairs among others.
If you use your private vehicle for business driving and you are not reimbursed by your employer for these expenses, you can claim mileage allowance relief through the HMRC mileage scheme.
How to claim HMRC mileage
To claim HMRC mileage, you need to follow the below outlined steps:
- Log your business mileage in compliant HMRC records throughout the year.
- Multiply your business mileage by the HMRC mileage rate to figure out the allowance relief you are entitled to.
- Claim your HMRC mileage on your tax returns.
Keeping compliant HMRC mileage records is of the utmost importance - you need to be able to prove that your mileage allowance relief claim is substantiated.
The current mileage allowance rates are 45p per mile for the first 10,000 miles of your business driving, 25p for each mile over 10,000.
See how to claim HMRC mileage and keep compliant records for your claim in our HMRC mileage guide.
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