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No travel allowance tax claim help

Posted 25 August 2015 under Tax Questions



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Eric says:
25 August 2015 at 9:52

I am using my vehicle for business purposes and I kept a Skytrax logbook. I traveled about 40% of my KM's for business. I do not have a travel allowance and my commission was less than 50% of my income. Can I still claim my travel expenses? My Employer is not willing to amend the IRP5 to include a travel allowance. I still feel that I am out of pocket and I was not advised by my Employer when I started that I should structure my salary with a travel allowance. Please advise if there is a way for me to claim this against tax

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TaxTimTaxTim says:
25 August 2015 at 11:51

Unfortunately SARS are very specific on when travel claims can be claimed i.e only if commission makes up over 50% of the overall amount earned.

Since you are using your car for business, you should be able to claim wear and tear on it.
Please make use of our Wear and Tear calculator to work out the wear and tear cost you can claim on your car. You will need to apportion 40% to business.
How to calculate Wear and Tear


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