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Claiming VAT on Mileage


Hi, I've been told that I can claim VAT on mileage claims if I have VAT receipts for fuel (as long as the receipt is dated at the time of the journey claimed for).

How do I practically deal with this on my accounts system? Is it as simple as attributing VAT on the mileage when I input the claim, so for example if I enter a claim for 50 miles at 40p = 20.00 do I input net 16.67 + vat 3.33? Or is it more complicated?

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Not all of the 40p relates to fuel. The 40p (and since 5th April 2011 it has gone up to 45p) covers all the expenses relating to the vehicle. See this page to find out the amount that relates to fuel (and the amount you calculate the VAT on) http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/cars/advisory_fuel_current.htm



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Hi You can only claim VAT on the fuel element, not the full claim amount, and also the 40p you mention has now increased from the start of this tax year to 45p. The fuel element is in respect of the engine size, see here:

http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/cars/advisory_fuel_current.htm



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