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Self-Employed Travel Expenses Deduction

Posted 7 December 2015 under Tax Q&A


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Huey says:
6 December 2015 at 15:36

I am a urologist working in an 8-partner practice. We are a partnership, and income and expenses are shared equally. My only income is my share of income from the practice. I have always kept a log book for vehicle expenses incurred by myself in the course of my work and have in the past claimed back actual expenses incurred under "Other Deductions>Travel Expenses (no allowance - commision income)". I did this because each partner is responsible for his own travel expenses. As such, these expenses are not reflected in our audited financials and therefore not reflected as an expense to the practice. Up until the 2013/2014 tax year, I was able to do claim the deduction back under code 4015. However, I am unable to enter the deduction for the 2104/2015 tax year under either code 4015 or Code 4016 "Other Deductions>Other". Our income is not reflected on either an IRP5 or IT3(a). What can I do to be able to claim back the travel expenses?

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TaxTim TaxTim says:
7 December 2015 at 18:02

Are you reflecting your income within the section "local business trade and professional income"?

Huey says:
7 December 2015 at 18:21

Yes

TaxTim TaxTim says:
7 December 2015 at 18:38

You can claim the travel expenses within the Expenditure of this section in the block - "travel costs - local".
The other one will only work if you earn commission which is reflected on an IRP5.


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