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Deductions for 3713 motor vehicle allowance

Posted 12 November 2015 under Tax Q&A


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AB says:
10 November 2015 at 17:10

I receive a car allowance listed under code 3713 on my IRP5 in addition to my reimbursive travel claim, listed as 3702. Can I claim any deductions against the 3713 allowance and if so, what deductions will be allowed?

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TaxTim TaxTim says:
10 November 2015 at 17:41

Are you sure this was for the car? Car is usually 3701/3702/3703.

AB says:
11 November 2015 at 13:27

It is listed as Other Allowances on the payslip but is the same amount monthly and only received when a car was purchased.

TaxTim TaxTim says:
12 November 2015 at 7:39

In theory you cannot claim against this allowance, ask your employer to correct this to 3701 and reissue your IRP5.

AB says:
12 November 2015 at 10:56

Thanks.
What is a 3713 allowance normally used for? So that I can explain this better to them?

TaxTim TaxTim says:
12 November 2015 at 17:38

Normal items are:

- Entertainment allowance
- Tool allowance
- Computer allowance
- Telephone allowance
- Cell phone allowance
- Housing allowance

AB says:
12 November 2015 at 17:41

Thank You for your help


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