Car Mileage Allowance
Employed people are losing £1000s by not claiming from HMRC what is rightfully theirs
If you use your own car for work purposes then you could claim be eligible to claim a car mileage allowance
- Are you claiming your 45p per business mile?
- Are you employed?
- Do you use your own car for work duties?
- Do you have to pay for your own fuel?
Enter your details on our form, we’ll call you back to start your car mileage claim
Our average car mileage claim is £1300
Am I eligible to claim car mileage allowance?
If you are employed and use your car for business purposes, then you are entitled to claim back mileage. Car mileage allowance covers the cost of fuel for your vehicle and, with the help of U-Tax, you can claim car mileage tax relief from the HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) for this current tax year and for the 3 years before it.
How much could I claim?
U-Tax could help you claim back potentially thousands of pounds from the HMRC depending upon your mileage. Most employers typically contribute 20p per mile, but you are actually entitled to 45p per mile for this current tax year and 40p for the previous 3 tax years, all of which U-Tax will reclaim for you. All our car mileage allowance advice is free, if your claim is unsuccessful we won’t charge you. We will only retain a fee of £35 or 15% (whichever is greater) from any successful refund.
Can I claim a car use tax rebate?
If you are employed and use your own car for the purposes of work you can claim a car mileage allowance. You can claim on the costs of car tax, insurance, repairs and servicing your vehicle. If your vehicle is used for both private and business activities you can only claim the proportion of these rebates which relates to your business. This is usually based on the ratio of your business to your total mileage.
How much could I claim?
How much you can claim will depend on whether you use your vehicle solely or partly for business purposes. If you use your vehicle solely for business purposes you should be able to claim back all your running costs. If your car or other vehicle is used partly for business purposes we will need to work out the ratio mileage before we can claim your car use rebate. This means you will need to keep a note of business mileage for a representative period as well as all the bills incurred. This will allow us to claim everything you are owed.
How do I claim Car Use Rebate?
Keep a note of your costs but let U-Tax do the hard work. We will claim back your car use rebate through our qualified accountancy service
Is there a cost involved?
We work on a strict no win-no fee basis so if your claim is unsuccessful you don’t pay a penny. If you are successful, we deduct £35 +VAT on rebates of £250 or less and 15% +VAT on rebates over £250.
How long does it take to process?
Claims typically take between 6-8 weeks to process, depending on how busy the tax office is and whether or not we need to chase any additional forms that may be required.
Remember that by making a claim for a professional fees and or uniform tax rebate you could not only potentially be due £100′s in tax relief, but your tax code will also change meaning that you pay less tax in future years!
- No Hassle – We do all the work for you
- Experienced – We are registered with the HMRC and use qualified accountants
- No Win No Fee – If you aren’t due a rebate, we don’t charge anything as simple as that.
- Valued – We value our customers and are determined to get the most for them. We can keep you up to date on other things you can claim for and services will will be beneficial to you
So why not call with your details today. At U-Tax we’ll pursue your car use rebate for you, leaving you clear to get on with your life and your business.
Call us today on 01564 774242
HMRC Mileage Rates
Most people don’t claim HMRC Mileage rates. We can help you claim hundreds possibly thousands of pounds of unclaimed mileage allowance. Most employers contribute approximately 20p per mile, however, you are eligible to claim up to 45p per mile for this current tax year and 40p per mile for the past 3 years. That is a total of 4 years that you may be eligibe to re-claim mileage allowance.
HMRC Mileage Rates 2002/03 to 2010/11
From 2002/03 to 2010/11 First 10,000 buisiness miles in the tax year Each business mile over 10,000 in the tax year Cars and Vans 40p 25p Motor Cycles 24p 24p Bicycles 20p 20p
HMRC Mileage Rates 2011/2012
From 2011/12 First 10,000 business miles in the tax year Each business mile over 10,000 in the tax year Cars and Vans 45p 25p Motor Cycles 24p 24p Bicycles 20p 20p
Am I eligible to claim mileage allowance if I use my own car for work?
Yes, if you use your car while working and you travel to different destinations you are eligible to mileage allowance.
Am I eligible to claim mileage allowance on a company car?
Yes, the amount is based on the value of the car, the fuel the car uses and the CO2 emissions.
Mileage Allowance on Company Cars
Petrol Mileage Allowance
If the engine size is 1400cc or less you are eligibe to claim 15p per mile.
If the engine size is between 1401cc and 2000c you are eligible to claim 18p per mile.
If the engine size is over 2000cc you are eligible to claim 26p per mile.
Diesel Mileage Allowance
If the engine size is 1600cc or less you are eligible to claim back 13p per mile
If the engine size is between 1601cc and 2000cc you are eligible to claim back 15p per mile.
If the engine size is over 2000cc you are eligible to claim back 19p per mile.
LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas) Mileage Allowance
If the engine size is less than 1400cc you are eligible to claim back 10p per mile.
If the engine size is between 1401cc to 2000cc you are eligible to claim back 12p per mile.
If the engine size is more than 2000cc you are eligible to 18p per mile.
If my employer contributes towards my mileage am I still eligible to claim?
Yes, most employer contribute approximately 20p per mile, however you are eligible to claim up to 45p per mile for this current tax year and 40p per mile for the past 3 years.
Am I eligible to claim mileage allowance If I am travelling to and from work?
Unfortunately if you are just travelling between your home and your place of work you would not be eligible to claim, however if you have any doubts please contact 01564 774242 where our professionals will be happy to clear up any confusion.
I’ve recently changed jobs and no longer use my car for work, can I still claim?
Yes, we can help you claim back for the past 4 years for your car mileage allowance.
Am I eligible to claim back any mileage allowance from the use of public transport?
Unfortunately this is not something that you are able to claim for.
Am I eligible to claim mileage allowance if I use my own bicycle?
Yes, you are eligible to claim up to 20p per mile.
Car Mileage Rebates
Car mileage rebates are one of HMRCs best kept secrets. Through a car mileage rebate you could secure a refund from HMRC worth £1000’s. HMRC don’t actively publicise it, why would they? So if you want to find out about it and then make a car mileage rebate claim you would need to do so using your own time. Time to research it, complete the forms and then hope that you’ve done it right. At this point you might put your Car mileage rebate form in the bin, thinking its too much effort.
U-Tax have completed thousands of Car mileage rebates. Each one of them different from the rest, but we’ve managed to secure a maximum refund for each one.
What is a Car Mileage Rebate?
You go to work, and as part of your job – whether it’s a one off or part of what you do each day – have to use your own car to fulfil your duties. This could be going from one site to another, or seeing a client.
- Careworkers travelling between patients
- Security guards going from one site to another
- Delivery driver, going from head office/depot to customer
- Field Sales person, travelling between customers
And many, many, many more.
You may get reimbursed for doing this. Typically this will be pence per mile, ie 25p per mile. If this sounds like you, then you could be due a tax refund. You can claim back for upto four previous years meaning that many of our clients have received £1000’s pounds as a lump sum settlement from HMRC.
The government has decided that it should cost you 45 pence per mile to run your car. If you receive less than 45 pence per mile then you could be due a Car mileage rebate. This would be in the form of a lump sum settlement payment from HMRC.
How do I get my car mileage rebate?
- You need to understand how much you can claim for
- You have to complete the right HMRC forms
- For many rebates you have to complete a self-assessment form
- Completely answer queries that HMRC may have
If this sounds complicated or you just want someone else to do the whole process then U-Tax can help. U-Tax knows how to get your maximum Car Mileage Rebate. We know what to do and how to go about it. If you need a self-assessment completing we can do this as part of our service and at no extra cost.
U-Tax is an authorised agent of HMRC. We have contacts within HMRC and special agent telephone numbers. U-Tax is used to the sort of queries that HMRC can come back with.
So if you are required to use your car for your job and want to see if you could be due a tax rebate, contact U-Tax on 01564 774 242. It might just be the best phone call of your life.
Car Mileage Rebates for Employed People
Do you know how to claim your mileage back?
Did you even know you could claim your mileage?
Most taxpayers are unaware that they can claim tax back on their mileage for work. Claims can vary hugely in amount depending on the mileage undertaken per journey, how regular the journeys are, and the amount the staff are reimbursed by their employers.
The amount you are reimbursed per mile is the crucial figure when looking at a potential mileage claim as it will give an indication of the amount you can claim per mile.
HMRC deem business mileage to be a business expense and consequently don’t believe that income tax should be paid on the earnings that pay for each mile of travel. A flat rate is set by HMRC at 45p per mile for the first 10,000 miles and 25p thereafter.
All UK employees are issued with a tax code when they begin their employment. The current standard UK tax code is 944L, meaning that £9,440 can be earned before any tax is paid.
The 45p amount and whether it can be claimed or not, depends on the amount an employer reimburses their staff. If your staff give you a 20p reimbursement it will reduce the allowance to 25p, ensuring that only 25p can be ‘added’ to the employees tax code. Whatever the resulting figure, it is this that tax can be reclaimed on at whatever rate of tax is paid by the employee, usually 20% being the basic rate of UK income tax.
Claims can quite often run in to many hundreds, if not thousands, of pounds. Claim your mileage today.
To find out if you are eligible for a claim, leave us your details and we’ll call you back. Alternatively, contact us on 01564 774 242
Car Mileage Rates when driving as part of your job
- Are you a Sales Rep?
- Are you a Care
- Are you a Delivery Driver?
- Or for any profession, do you travel between various work sites?
If the answer is yes then are you being paid the correct car mileage rate? If you are driving as part of your job, your employer will typically make a contribution towards the miles that you cover. This will normally range from £0.25 to £0.35 per mile.
Did you know that the government says you should receive contributions totaling £0.45 for the first 10,000 miles? So if your employer pays, for instance a car mileage rate of £0.25 how do you get the difference? How do you get the £0.20 per mile you are entitled to?
The government makes an allowance for the difference. So in this example if your company pays you a car mileage rate of £0.25 per mile, you can claim £0.20 per mile from the government. This doesn’t affect your employment with your company as the claim is made direct with HMRC.
For travel in excess of 10,000 the car mileage rate drops to £0.25 per mile.
The critical question is, whether you do the travel as part of your job. If it’s a journey to and from work then you can’t claim, but if it is inbetween one site and another during the course of your job then you can claim. Or it might be from your company offices/workshop and a customers, you can claim.
You can also claim your maximum Car Mileage Rate for up to the previous four years. In many cases, but not all, there are thousands of pounds waiting to be claimed.
HMRC Company Car Mileage Allowance
There is an estimated current build-up of over £110 million in unclaimed tax rebates, simply due to lack of awareness from the UK tax payers. With HMRC announcing new company car mileage allowance rates from 1st June 2013 ,we discuss why you may be entitled to it and how you can claim back it back.
What is HMRC Company Car Mileage Allowance?
Many people are unaware that they can claim back a mileage allowance for using their own car, let alone through using their company car.
HMRC state that if you use you company car for business purposes, then you are entitled to claim back a mileage allowance. This could be for various reasons such as travelling to business meetings or collecting materials, but unfortunately your daily commute is not classed as business miles.
How Much Can I Claim?
HMRC calculate the correct mileage allowance for your company car based on the size of the engine and the type of fuel used. As of 1st June 2013 HMRC introduced new company car mileage allowance rates. This can be seen in the table below.
The HMRC company car mileage allowance states that depending on your engine size you can claim from 15p-25p per mile for petrol cars. For diesel cars this amount is 12-18p per mile.
HMRC company car mileage rates for previous years can be found on HMRC’s website.
How Can U-Tax Help?
Many people assume that claiming for their car mileage can be tedious process that involves filling out complex paperwork. This may be partly the reason as to why so many rebates go unclaimed. However at U-Tax we make this process nice and simple. Once you get in touch one of our dedicated account handlers will be happy to begin your claim. Don’t delay, contact us today on 01564 774 242 to begin your claim.
Why Trust Us With Your Mileage Allowance Claim?
If you do business mileage for work in your own car or a company car then you can claim your mileage allowance from HMRC. You can claim the tax back on up to 45p per business mile.
We can help you make you mileage allowance claim.
We are an experienced and reliable, agent for HMRC. We are a tax rebate and return specialist and we help hundreds of people make their tax rebate claims every day. Why not let us help you?
To make a mileage allowance claim you have to fill in a P87 claim form and submit it to the correct department of HMRC. To fill in the P87 claim form you must work out the amount of business mileage that you do each tax year and how much you are entitled to claim per mile. You then have to include any contributions that your employer gives you towards your mileage.
Remember the government do not want to make it easy for you to claim your money back from them! If your forms are not filled in correctly then you will have them returned to you and you will have to start all over again.
At U-Tax we have dedicated claim handlers that help hundreds of people submit mileage allowance claims every day. Why not let our experienced staff handle your claim for you whilst you sit back and relax?
Reasons to use us:
We will call you – Leave your details in the forms provided on the website and we will give you a call back. We will talk you through the process and we can take all the information that we need to get your mileage allowance claim started.
There are no forms to fill out – we fill out all of the mileage allowance forms for you; all that’s left for you to do is sign. We send you your pack through the post for you to sign and there is even a pre-paid envelop enclosed to make it easy for you to return it to us.
We deal with HMRC for you – when we get your signed pack back we start liaising with HMRC. We get them to recalculate your tax and we make sure that they include the correct mileage allowance that you are entitled to. Our experienced team deal with all their questions and queries. If there is anything that we cannot answer for you we get in touch with you via phone, email or post (which ever you prefer).
We are here for you every step of the way – we are always here at the end of the phone (unlike many other claim companies). You can always use the ‘contact us’ buttons on our website and we will give you a call. We keep you updated and let you know when you will get your mileage allowance cheque.
We can speed up the process – because we are an agent of HMRC we have special reserved lines direct to HMRC. We also know the process in great detail and know which departments of HMRC to deal with. HMRC respond to their agents a lot quicker than they respond to the public.
We will keep you updated – if there are any other allowances that you could claim we will let you know and can help you claim for them.
It takes the weight off your shoulders! – in this busy life why increase your stress levels by trying to claim your mileage allowance by yourself, why not let us help you?
We make tax less taxing!
What are the mileage allowance rates?
The mileage allowance rates are the rates at which the HMRC suggests it costs to run a car, motorbike or bicycle per mile on business. The HMRC defines business mileage as:
Business mileage is mileage you travel doing your job. It can include travel to a temporary work place but it doesn’t include:
normal travel between home (or anywhere that is not a workplace) and your permanent workplace
You may be eligible to receive tax relief on business mileage when using your own vehicle for business or paying for fuel when using a company car. The mileage allowance rates take into account different forms of travel and are available for car, motorbike and bicycle. If travelling for work and it is not just a daily commute to and from a permanent place of work or for private travel then these are the mileage allowance rates.
Travel – mileage and fuel allowances when using your own vehicle for business.
Approved mileage rates
From 2002/03 to 2010/11 First 10,000 business miles in the tax year Each business mile over 10,000 in the tax year
Cars and vans 40p 25p
Motor cycles 24p 24p
Bicycles 20p 20p
Approved mileage rates
From 2011/12 First 10,000 business miles in the tax year Each business mile over 10,000 in the tax year
Cars and vans 45p 25p
Motor cycles 24p 24p
Bicycles 20p 20p
Mileage allowance rates for company cars
Engine size Petrol Mileage Allowance
1400cc or less 15p per mile
between 1401cc and 2000c 18p per mile
over 2000cc 26p per mile
Engine size Diesel Mileage Allowance
1600cc or less 13p per mile
between 1601cc and 2000cc 15p per mile
over 2000cc 19p per mile
Engine size LPG Mileage Allowance
1400cc or less 10p per mile
between 1401cc to 2000cc 12p per mile
more than 2000cc 18p per mile
The suggested mileage allowance rates from the HMRC for passengers are 5p per passenger per business mile. The passengers must be fellow employees and the journey must also be a work journey for them. However these mileage allowance rates are just a guideline laid out by the HMRC. The payment is optional and entirely up to the employer. The HMRC does not provide any tax relief if the employer does not pay any contribution.
Company Car Mileage Rates
The majority of UK Taxpayers are unaware that they can claim for their HMRC mileage allowance and as a result there is a current build-up of £110 million in unclaimed tax rebates. For many people, it will be mileage incurred in their own car that they were unaware they could claim for, which they can seek assistance for at our site here . Although what remains an even more overlooked claim is for company car mileage – for individuals who use a company car for business purposes.
Can I Claim for Company Car Mileage?
Individuals who are provided with a company car, but are required to pay for their business fuel expenses can still claim back their HMRC mileage allowance – calculated by the company car mileage rates. If your employer provides a mileage contribution that is below the approved allowance, you will be able to claim the difference. In addition, you can claim your company car mileage allowance of the past 4 years.
What are the Company Car Mileage Rates?
HMRC calculate the correct mileage allowance for your company car based on the size of the engine and the type of fuel used.
The HMRC company car mileage rates state that depending on your engine size you can claim from 15p-26p per mile for petrol fuelled cars and 13-18p per mile diesel cars. The table below demonstrates the recently revised 2013 HMRC company car mileage rates for Petrol, LPG and Diesel. HMRC company car mileage rates for previous years can be found here.
How Can I Claim My Company Car Mileage?
Many people assume that claiming for their car mileage can be a long and tedious, involving rummaging through boxes of receipts and filling out intricate HMRC paperwork. This may be partly the reason as to why so many rebates go unclaimed; however at U-Tax we make this process nice and simple. Contact us today we can help you claim your company car mileage back from HMRC, stress free. Once you get in touch and provide a few basic details, we’ll use our HMRC specialist software to submit your claim. All you need to do is sign the form and we’ll deal with the rest.
HMRC Company Car Mileage Rates 2013 – Petrol & LPG
Engine size Petrol LPG
1400cc or less 15p 10p
1401cc to 2000cc 18p 12p
Over 2000cc 26p 18p
HMRC Company Car Mileage Rates 2013 – Diesel
Engine size Diesel
1600cc or less 13p
1601cc to 2000cc 15p
Car Mileage Allowances and next month’s Budget?
Will next month’s Budget by the Chancellor have any effect on mileage allowances that you can claim for running your car as part of your job?
In 2011-2012 the approved mileage rates that you are entitled to, increased for the first time since 2002.
The current mileage allowance guidelines state you are now allowed up to 45 pence for every mile that you use your own car during the course of your job. If your employer pays you less than this, then you are entitled to put a claim in with HMRC for the difference as part of a rebate.
You can also look at additional rebates over the previous three years, so that’s four years in total. It has no effect on your employer whatsoever, the rebates will come straight from HMRC.
Many employees who are required to drive, for instance salespeople, careworkers and estate agents, aren’t aware of how much they could be getting because they don’t understand HMRC rules. Others don’t even realise that car mileage allowances exist for their benefit.
U-Tax Comment “With petrol prices starting to increase again and the amount companies are paying for their mileage allowances not following suit, employees are effectively taking a pay cut every time they drive their car. We’d ask for the Chancellor to announce in his budget, that HMRC Approved mileage rates will go up to compensate for this.
If you think you are entitled to a rebate contact U-Tax who will provide expert advice and process your mileage allowance claim. We’ll look at the getting you back a full rebate covering the four years. And its on a strictly no win no fee basis. We make it as simple as possible, so call today on 01564 774 242 to start your claim. Our average claim is £1500”
How to Claim Your Car Mileage Allowance
2 out of 3 taxpayers fail to claim their full Car Mileage Allowance. Could you be entitled to a large sum of money from the HMRC without even realising it?
What is Car Mileage Allowance?
Car Mileage Allowance is money that the HMRC (HM Revenue & Customs) designates to individuals who use their vehicle for work purposes and who pay for their own fuel. With the help of U-Tax, you can claim a Car Mileage Tax Rebate, which will see that you are refunded the cost of your fuel for this current tax year and for the 3 years before it.
Who is Eligible for a Car Mileage Tax Rebate?
You are eligible for a Car Mileage Tax Rebate if you fall into the following four categories.
• You are employed or self-employed.
• You are a UK taxpayer.
• You use your vehicle for work purposes outside of travelling to and from work (i.e. driving to business meetings and/or visiting customers).
• You pay for the cost of your own fuel.
How to Claim your Car Mileage Tax Rebate
Claiming a Car Mileage Tax Rebate typically requires you to sort through all of your old receipts in order to evaluate how much you have spent on fuel, before personally completing all of the forms relevant to your claim and sending them to the HMRC. However, as U-Tax is a registered agent of HMRC, our team of professionals can acquire your Car Mileage Tax Rebate for you promptly and efficiently. After contacting our UK-based team, we will calculate the exact amount you are entitled to, before completing all of the relevant forms for you and submitting them to the HMRC, who will send you a cheque through the post containing your tax refund.
How Much U-Tax Could Save You
Our experienced team have helped hundreds of our customers receive thousands of pounds back from the HMRC and we aim to do the same for you. Despite many individuals only claiming 20p per mile, the actual amount that you are entitled to is 45p per mile, with U-Tax directly liaising with the HMRC in order to ensure that you receive the full amount. Along with helping our customers receive much larger tax refunds than they were expecting, our fees are also incredibly affordable, with us offering a better value-for-money service than
Are you claiming your fuel mileage allowance?
The majority of employees that use their own car for business duties don’t always get paid the mileage allowance from their employer, of which they are entitled to. Some employers may contribute; however, they may not pay the full allowance, which at the moment is 45p per mile for the first 10,000 miles.
Alternatively, if you are self-employed and use your private car for the occasional business trips, again your business motoring costs can be covered by the Approved Mileage Allowance Payments known as AMAPs.
Using the approved mileage allowance may reimburse an employee up to the amount shown below and the employee will not be liable for tax on it.
The current statutory mileage AMAP rates from April 2012:
Up to 10,000 miles: 45p per mile
10,000 miles or more: 25p per mile
The mileage rates are the same for all cars, irrespective of engine size.
The mileage rates are higher for the first 10,000 miles per year to reflect standing annual costs of motoring, such as road tax, insurance and depreciation. For every subsequent mile, the rate is lower. This is also to discourage unnecessary business mileage, which is another part of the government’s driver to reduce CO2 emissions.
If you pay an employee a lower mileage rate than those in the approved mileage allowance, the employee can claim tax relief, known as Mileage Allowance on the difference. Mileage allowance can also be paid for using a motorbike on business (24p per mile) and cycling on business (20p per mile).
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