Approved Mileage Allowance Payments
Approved Mileage Allowance Payments (AMAP) are the government’s way of softening the financial blow when you’re putting miles under your wheels for work. They’re supposed to help cover not just the tax you’re paying on fuel, but also things like Vehicle Excise Duty (VED), tyres and oil. The AMAP rates kick in whenever you’re using your personal vehicle for your work travel. That means, if you’re using a company car, work van or public transport, there are different rules to follow instead.
Even if you’re getting some of your travel costs reimbursed by your employer, it’s still worth checking to make sure you’re getting everything you’re owed. If you’re not, you can claim back the difference as part of your yearly tax rebate. Obviously, the taxman loves his paperwork, so there’s a bit of bookkeeping involved. Really though, it’s just a question of checking your mileage and keeping a record of the distance you’re travelled for work.