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Claim business usage for private car

Posted 16 July 2015 under Tax Questions



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Paul says:
14 July 2015 at 9:16

Hi I am using my private vehicles for business travel, part of my job is to do site visits, client meeting ect. I did not receive a travel allowance from my company. Please explain how I can claim this back as I do have log sheets for the travel. I am busy having my package restructured to include a car allowance.

Part 2: can I claim depreciation for one vehicle and also claim travel back or is it not allowed?

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TaxTimTaxTim says:
14 July 2015 at 16:00

How many km's do you do for business?


Paul says:
16 July 2015 at 5:33

Hi I did 24152 km for this tax period.


TaxTimTaxTim says:
16 July 2015 at 11:46

You would only be able to make use of the wear and tear allowance/depreciation given that you do not receive a travel allowance. So you would take the value of your car - the cost and divide by 5 and then apportion this amount for the business mileage over the total mileage and include that in your tax return. SARS will request proof of all this and a letter from your employer stating that you use your own vehicle for business use.


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