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My company pays me business mileage (about 6,000 per annum)

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My company pays me business mileage (about 6,000 per annum) @ 21p per mile and has a dispensation. I have claimed on my tax return (for a number of years) from HMRC the difference between this and the official mileage rate of 45p. Is this correct?
HMRC have sent me a letter which suggests that this is wrong and I cannot claim this because my company has a dispensation. Thank you.
Hi. Let me take a look at this and I'll get back to you.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Hi.
To save me sitting here waiting, can you tell me when can I expect an answer? thanks
In the next 10 minutes.
Hi again.
Assuming the claim is for your own car, the fact that there is a dispensation in place is irrelevant in my experience. A simply means that your employer does not have to report the payments to HMRC unless they are asked to on a random selection basis or as part of a PAYE review. That should not preclude you from claiming tax relief where you are not paid the maximum amount tax free.
Take a look here for more information:
http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/manuals/eimanual/eim30058.htm
The amounts you can claim tax relief for are set out here:
http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/manuals/eimanual/eim31240.htm
I hope this helps but let me know if you have any further questions.
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
thank you for your help.