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How to calculate travel expenses?

Posted 7 June 2016 under Tax Questions



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Journeyman says:
6 June 2016 at 15:30

I will be claiming tax back on travel for business use for the first time. I have maintained a logbook since starting my new job in the middle of the current tax year 2015/16. Please advise what the "fixed cost" is, and how I can calculate what tax rebate I should expect to receive from SARS in July.

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TaxTimTaxTim says:
6 June 2016 at 16:49

Please make use of our Travel Allowance calculator to get an idea of which is the best method you should use when claiming a travel allowance deduction.


Journeyman says:
6 June 2016 at 18:40

Great, thanks for the response. The calculator. It's exactly what I was looking for.


Journeyman says:
6 June 2016 at 18:42

Am I still entitled to the rebate if the car I use for work purposes is not registered in my name? I am the only driver of the vehicle.


TaxTimTaxTim says:
7 June 2016 at 11:32

Yes you can claim this deduction, you would just need to justify to SARS why the car is not in your name if queried.


Journeyman says:
7 June 2016 at 11:38

Great, thanks for the feedback.


TaxTimTaxTim says:
7 June 2016 at 11:57

Only a pleasure!


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