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Car expense claims as a full commission earner

Posted 25 November 2015 under Tax Questions



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Nasi says:
14 November 2015 at 16:38

I started as an estate agent and I have not kept records of my mileage and the car is paid up, what can I claim as a vehicle expense and depreciation

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TaxTimTaxTim says:
15 November 2015 at 10:10

Do you use the car for personal use as well?


Nasi says:
15 November 2015 at 10:13

Yes I do


TaxTimTaxTim says:
15 November 2015 at 10:17

You can claim the car value over 5 years, but you would need to be able to prove to SARS the apportionment of personal vs business mileage.


Nasi says:
16 November 2015 at 19:07

can I claim the petrol, car insurance and car licence.


TaxTimTaxTim says:
16 November 2015 at 23:49

Yes you can, that would also need to be apportioned on the basis of business vs total mileage.


Nasi says:
25 November 2015 at 20:57

Should I show the right off under depreciation source code 4027 or under travel expenses source code 4015?


TaxTimTaxTim says:
25 November 2015 at 21:25

The car would be under the depreciation and the other travel expenses under the travel code.


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