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I need to know how to claim for mileage (UK) when I work

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Hi, I need to know how to claim for mileage (UK) when I work from home and don’t do many business miles as most client contact is done via email/Skype. I do sometime travel to see clients but not often.Can I still claim mileage? Can I claim a percentage? Thanks Laura

Hi I am one of the experts. Yes you can claim business mileage. Keep a record of such miles. As per current rules, 45% is mileage allowance given for up to 10k miles and then afterwards on miles the rate is 25% per year.

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Hi Adam, what if the milage is lower than 10K? Working from home I dont drive that much as most of my work is done via the computer.

No worries whatever is the mileage below 10k, just apply 45% rate.

Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Okay thanks - how do I claim for servicing, repairs, running costs etc please?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
If I dont have all petrol receipts does that matter? I use quickbooks, should I upload the receipts I do have?

If you claim mileage then you can cliam for fuel and car repairs, etc.

Customer: replied 3 years ago.
I can't afford to call at that rate sorry!

do not call me. I think i have answered your question already in any way.

Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Can you be a little more specific about how to work out how to claim for running costs of a car please? Thanks

You have a cholice,

Claim 45% mileage allowance. Keep record.


Claim all of the fuel, repair car related expenses. Keep receipts for this kind of claim.

You cannot claim both

Customer: replied 3 years ago.
if my milage is quite low - it might be better to claim for the running costs? I bought my car last year, this is classed as capital gains right? I cant claim for that either then if I claim milage or running costs?

It is your choice mileage or running cost.

Capital gain relates to once you made a gain on selling asset.

Lastly on capital expenditure you can claim capital allowance. Also you can claim other running cost.

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.
okay thanks - if I was to call you, is there a time limit to the call time?

Call should have been a reasonable one.

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