Claiming mileage

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by automatic_jon, 16 Apr 2010.

  1. stowie

    stowie Guru

    The tax office doesn't allow you to claim mileage for your commute to your permanent place of work. So commuting to a regular office doesn't count. My official place of work is my home, so all commutes to all our offices count as business travel. If my company decided I should be office based, I would have to treat my travel to my local office as a commute, not work travel.

    I have a company car, but if I use my cycle to go to the local office, I get nothing from the company, even though I am saving them money, but I could claim the allowance on my tax return at 20p per mile to offset my tax liability (well, offset it a tiny amount anyway!)

    I think if you do 100 miles a week business travel on a bicycle, and don't get any payment from your employer (so claim the full 20p per mile from the tax office) you would get around £4 a week if you pay basic tax, and £8 on the higher rate.
     
  2. summerdays

    summerdays Cycling in the sun Moderator

    Location:
    Bristol
    When my middle child was about 8 months old the doctor arrived to do an call at home by bike which resulted in her being admitted to hospital. At the time I can remember my surprise.
     
  3. OP
    OP
    automatic_jon

    automatic_jon Guest

    Who went to hospital, your child or the doctor?
     
  4. summerdays

    summerdays Cycling in the sun Moderator

    Location:
    Bristol
    Well the 8 month old, together with her parents.
     
  5. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    Location:
    e4
    related to cost surely?
     
  6. Downward

    Downward Veteran

    Location:
    West Midlands
    Most trusts are 10p. I have never claimed but even between hospitals they put on a mini bus so we can cycle but can't claim which sucks
     
  7. OP
    OP
    automatic_jon

    automatic_jon Guest

    In that context my 6.2p as a student doesn't sound too bad I suppose.
     
  8. Downward

    Downward Veteran

    Location:
    West Midlands
    Well yeah cause we get taxed on that 10p too don't forget
     
  9. summerdays

    summerdays Cycling in the sun Moderator

    Location:
    Bristol
    I thought you didn't get taxed until it hit 20p?
     
  10. xpc316e

    xpc316e Senior Member

    I get 20p per mile, but one must factor in the important bit that I am also getting paid whilst I am cycling. If one gets paid ten pounds per hour, and averages ten miles per hour, then that equates to a pound per mile in my book - much better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick.
     
  11. Downward

    Downward Veteran

    Location:
    West Midlands

    good point, I am thinking of expenses for car usage.
     
  12. cyberknight

    cyberknight As long as I breathe, I attack.

    Location:
    Land of confusion
    We get nothing except for the fact that i can be out of the car park quicker than most folk in their cars even after getting changed etc.

    1500 people all trying to get onto a busy roundabout and i can nip across the cycle lane onto the cycle path running alongside the work exit .

    priceless to see the look on their faces :blush:
     
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