We’re asked this question so many time by our clients.
Can I claim travel costs in my self-assessment tax return?
The simple answer is that you can reclaim “business” travel.
It’s important to understand exactly what “business” travel means if you want to ensure that your return is submitted correctly, while ensuring you are being as tax efficient as possible.
Business travel is a journey specifically under taken for work purposes and doesn’t include daily commutes, leisure trips or holidays.
A point to be clear on here is that it doesn’t include for daily commutes. This means you can’t claim business millage to and from home of your standard place of works.
If you’re registered in our Yearly Accounting Service we’ll be able to advise you on your personal circumstance to ensure you’re reclaiming all the business mileage you can.
Here’s a simplified list of business travel expenses you can and cannot claim for.
You can claim allowable business expenses for:
You cannot claim for:
non-business driving or travel costs