Vehicle and Travel Expenses

You can claim vehicle and other travel expenses

  • Directly linked with your work,
  • Can’t claim for normal trips between home and work – this is considered private travel

To claim that expenses record should be maintained. While trips between home and work are usually considered private travel, you can claim deductions in some situation, as well as for some journey between two workplaces.

If your travel was partly private and partly for work, you can only maintain for the part related to your work.

Travel between home and work and between workplace

  • Travel between home and work are usually considered private travel.
  • You can claim deductions some travel between workplaces in some circumstances.
  • If your travel was partly private and partly for work, you can only claim for the part related to your work Car expenses
  • If you are claiming a deduction for using your own car (including a car you lease or hire), it is treated as a car expense.
  • If you use someone else’s car for work purposes, you may be able to claim the direct costs (such as fuel) as a travel expense.

What you can’t claim

You can’t claim the cost of driving your car between work and home just because:

  • you do minor job-related tasks – for example, picking up the mail on the way to work or home
  • you have to drive between your home and your office more than once a day
  • you are on call – for example, you are on stand-by responsibility and your manager contacts you at home to come into work
  • there is no public transport near where you work
  • you work outside normal business hours – for example, shift work or overtime
  • your home was a place where you ran your own business and you travelled straight to a place of work where you worked for someone
  • you do some work at home.

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Claim Deductions For Some Expenses

When applying for tax return, you’re allowed to claim deductions for some expenses, most of which are directly related to earning your income.

Here is a list of common work-related expenses that may be able to be claimed, depending on your situation.

  • formal education courses provided by professional associations
  • seminars
  • journals, magazines, books
  • conferences or education workshops
  • tools and equipment
  • union fees
  • overtime meals
  • protective items such as sunscreen and sunglasses
  • computers and software
  • telephone and home office expenses, and
  • premiums on income protection insurance

To claim a work-related deduction:

  • you must have spent the money yourself and weren’t reimbursed
  •  Must be related to your job
  • For prove, person must have record of expenses.

If the cost was for both work and private purposes, you can only claim a deduction for the work-related section.

Income tax is paid on money you receive, such as salary and wages, Centrelink payments, investment income from rent, interest and dividends, and profits from selling shares or property.

You can cut the amount of tax you pay by claiming certain deductions that are directly connected to earning your profits.

When completing your tax return, you’re entitled to claim deductions for some expenses, most of which are straight related to earning your income.

To claim a work-related deduction:

  • you must have spent the money yourself and weren’t reimbursed
  • it must be connected to your job
  • you must have a record to prove it (there are some limited exceptions)

If the expense was for both work and private purposes, you can only claim a deduction for the work-related portion.

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Calculate Your Car Expenses

Cents per kilometre method

  • Your claim is based on a set rate for each business kilometre.
  • You can claim a maximum of 5,000 business kilometres.
  • You don’t need written evidence but you need to be able to show how you worked out your business kilometres (for example, by producing diary records of work-related trips).

Where you and another joint owner use the car for separate income-producing purposes, you can both claim up to a maximum of 5,000 kilometres

One-third of actual expenses method

  • Your car must have travelled more than 5,000 business kilometres in the income year (or, if you used the car for only part of the year, it would have travelled more than 5,000 business kilometres had you used it for the whole year).
  • You claim one-third of all your car expenses, including private costs (but excluding capital costs, such as the purchase price, the principal on any money borrowed to buy your car and the cost of any improvements).
  • For fuel and oil costs, you can keep receipts to work out the amounts or you can estimate them based on odometer records that show readings from the start and the end of the period you had the car during the year.
  • You need written evidence for all the other expenses for the car, as well as records that show the car’s engine capacity, make, model and registration number.

As a joint owner, you can deduct one-third of your share of jointly incurred expenses and depreciation, and one-third of expenses wholly incurred by you.

Other travel expenses

Other travel expenses you may be able to claim include:

  • travel expenses you incurred for meals, accommodation and incidentals while away overnight for work, such as going to an interstate work conference (generally, you can’t claim for meals if your travel did not involve an overnight stay)
  • the costs you actually incur (such as fuel costs) when using a borrowed car or a vehicle other than a car for work purposes
  • air, bus, train, tram and taxi fares
  • Car-hire fees.

You may have to show that you have reduced your claim to exclude any private portion of your trip.

Logbook method

  • Your claim is based on the business-use percentage of the expenses for the car.
  • Expenses include running costs and decline in value but not capital costs, such as the purchase price of your car, the principal on any money borrowed to buy it and any improvement costs.
  • To work out your business-use percentage, you need a logbook and the odometer readings for the logbook period.
  • You can claim fuel and oil costs based on either your actual receipts or you can estimate the expenses based on odometer records that show readings from the start and the end of the period you had the car during the year.
  • You need written evidence for all other expenses for the car.

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CLAIMING CAR EXPENSES IN TAX 2017

Average Australian spends around $6000 to $12000 on car every year. This includes car finance, fuel, insurance, rego, repair, parking, tolls etc. So don’t miss this deduction

You can claim a deduction for work-related car expenses if you use your own car in the course of performing your job as an employee, for example, to:

  • carry bulky tools or equipment
  • attend conferences or meetings
  • deliver items or collect supplies
  • travel between two separate places of employment (for example, when you have a second job)
  • travel from your normal workplace to an alternative workplace and back to your normal workplace or directly home
  • travel from your home to an alternative workplace and then to your normal workplace or directly home (for example, if you travel to a client’s premises)
  • perform itinerant work.

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