What's the JIB Mileage Allowance and Mileage Rate rules?
If you're employed by a JIB member there are some specific rules covering your travelling time and travel allowance that you'll need to know.
The rules for Total Daily Travelling Time and Travel Allowance are changing from 2nd January 2017. If you’re employed by a JIB member company, you'll now be entitled to a Mileage Allowance or Mileage Rate, depending on your circumstances.
The Mileage Rate is for employees who get their transport provided for them by their employers.
The Mileage Allowance applies to employees getting to work using their own means.
As before, you still won't be able to claim anything if you're travelling under 15 miles. However, this distance is now calculated as an actual distance from the Shop to the Job using the shortest route on the RAC Route Planner.
What are the amounts for Mileage Allowance and Mileage Rate?
For Mileage Rates, you'll get:
- 11p per mile from the 2nd January 2017.
- 12p per mile after the 7th January 2019.
You'll be taxed on this payment.
The basic rates for Mileage Allowance are:
- 21p per mile from the 2nd January 2017.
- 22p per mile after the 7th January 2019.
You won't be taxed on these amounts.
These amounts are paid both ways from the Shop to the Job. So for instance, a Job which is 18 miles on the RAC Route Planner from the Shop would attract a payment of 36 x 21p (if Own Transport) or 36 x 11p (if Transport is Provided).
Can I still claim a Mileage Allowance tax refund for my travel?
Yes! HMRC's Approved Mileage Allowance Payments (AMAP) are higher than the JIB's Mileage Allowance. The AMAP rates for travel by van or car are:
- 45p per mile for the first 10,000 miles of travel.
- 25p per mile after that.
This means that you can claim back the difference between your JIB Mileage Allowance and the HMRC rate.
I am an ECS Cardholder not employed by a JIB Member
If you are not employed by a JIB member, you should check your contract of employment or with your employer to find out what you are entitled to for travelling to different jobs.
Even if you are not employed by a JIB member company you could still be owed a tax refund for your travel. Use our tax refund calculator to find out if you can make a claim.
Get in touch with RIFT to see how we can help put that money back in your pocket.
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