In order to claim car travel in your personal Tax Return:-
You must own the car.
You must have undertaken a trip for either your business or your employer.
You can claim under two methods:-
Log book, or
Cents per kilometre
You can use a log book kept for three months in the current year or in the last four years (provided the pattern of travel hasn’t changed significantly).
You must have a properly kept log book. You can do so by buying one in a stationers or you can access an electronic one form our firms app.
You can claim 68 cents per kilometre under the cents per kilometre method for up to 5,000 work/business strips. This means you can still claim 5,000 km where you travel say 5,500km. Some people choose to do so as it gives them a better claim than under a log book. All you need is a reliable estimate of all trips undertaken during the year.
Want to know what works best for you – call us. We even have a salary sacrifice calculator so we work out the best way to package up a work car and minimise the Fringe Benefits Tax.
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