I am self employed (Handyman) and use my car to get to the places of business. I keep a log of km traveled for business. SARS informs me I am NOT allowed to claim any expenses with respect to my motor vehicle. Is that true? If not how to go about it?
That is not true at all, how many km do you travel?
Eliseosays: 21 November 2014 at 17:51
For the 2014 tax year I travelled 4294km
TaxTimsays: 21 November 2014 at 17:58
You are able to use the SARS rate of R3.30 per km x the mileage (provided you kept a logbook as proof) and deduct that under travel expenses.
Eliseosays: 21 November 2014 at 18:13
Thank you very much. It is obvious that they are putting people on the helpline who don't have a clue. The guy was very adamant that no deductions were allowed. Thanks again you have been a great help. Eliseo
TaxTimsays: 21 November 2014 at 21:13
When you file your return, use the Local Business Income section of the return and put all your expenses including travel there.
Get SARS Tax Dates and Deadlines in your Inbox
We'll tell you when you need to file, along with tax tips and updates.