Approved Mileage Allowance Payments
Travelling to temporary workplaces is an expensive business. Approved Mileage Allowance Payments (AMAP) are supposed to help cover the cost of your fuel, your Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) and the upkeep of your car or van. However, the AMAP rates only count if you’re using your own vehicle and footing those bills yourself. If your employer has kitted you out with a company car or work van, for instance, you’re dealing with a different set of rules and company car mileage rates. If you’re using public transport, you’ll be able to include your ticket costs in your tax refund claim.
A lot of people get put off making tax refund claims for work mileage by the paperwork involved but it really doesn’t take a huge amount of bookkeeping to get back the tax you’re owed. Just keeping an eye on the mileage you’ve done for work can go a long way toward putting cash back in your pocket each year.