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Free HMRC Mileage Claim Calculator For 2024

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Calculating and claiming mileage accurately significantly impacts your business finances. For those in the UK, the HMRC (Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs) mileage claim is an important part of managing travel expenses effectively. 

This is where Timeero’s free HMRC Mileage Claim Calculator for 2024 comes in! Our tool simplifies the mileage claim process, allowing you to quickly and easily determine your potential tax relief.

We’ll walk you through the essentials of HMRC mileage claims and introduce Timeero’s free, easy-to-use calculator that streamlines the process. We’ll also cover how Timeero can help you track travel expenses to produce precise mileage claims. 

How Does the HMRC Mileage Claim Calculator Work?

The HMRC mileage claim calculator makes it easy to compute your potential tax relief. You’ll receive your potential HMRC mileage allowance relief based on the current rates. 

Here's how to the calculator:

  1. Choose your type of vehicle. The available options include a car, motorcycle, or bicycle.
  2. Enter your total business mileage. This is the total number of miles you traveled for work-related activities during the tax year.
  3. Calculate. The calculator will apply the current HMRC mileage rates to your total miles to provide the amount you can claim as a tax deduction.

Any reimbursements you have received from your company should be subtracted. The calculator’s final figure shows you how much you can potentially claim on your tax return.

What Are the HMRC Mileage Rates?

A mileage claim is a reimbursement request for the costs incurred when using a personal vehicle for business purposes. The HMRC sets specific rates and rules for claiming these expenses to ensure fairness and consistency, and they vary for different types of vehicles. 

Approved mileage allowance rates are designed to reflect the average vehicle operating costs, including fuel, depreciation, and insurance. Our detailed HMRC mileage rates guide covers everything you need to know about this. 

Here's a table showing the current rates for 2024:

current HMRC rates 2024

You can lower your taxable income by claiming costs associated with work travel by maintaining reliable records and using the appropriate rates. You can only claim mileage incurred during business-related journeys- social or personal trips don't qualify.

These rates only apply to employees using their own vehicles, not company cars. Staff members using vehicles belonging to the business can use advisory fuel rates to determine the amounts to be paid back.

If your employer provides a mileage allowance, you can only claim tax relief on the difference between that allowance and the HMRC-approved rate. You will not qualify for extra mileage tax relief if your reimbursement rates exceed or equal the approved amount. 

When submitting claims, use our free HMRC mileage claim form to make the process easier. 

Claiming Business Mileage  When Traveling From Home

HMRC allows employees to claim business mileage accrued during travel from their home office to temporary workplaces. It is worth noting that the key factor that determines if a trip can be claimed is variation from your regular work pattern.       

According to HMRC, ordinary commuting refers to travel between an employee's home and their permanent workplace. This cost can not be claimed. You can learn more about this rule from our article on commuting mileage reimbursement.

A permanent workplace is the place where the employee regularly attends to perform their duties, while a  temporary workplace is somewhere the employee goes for a limited duration or a temporary purpose. 

Employees with split work locations:

If you split your work hours between working at home and in-office, you are considered to have two permanent workplaces. Travel between these locations (home and office) is considered ordinary commuting and cannot be claimed.          

However, travel from your home to temporary workplaces, like construction sites, meetings, conferences, or other work locations, can be claimed as business mileage. If HMRC recognizes your home as a workplace, you can claim mileage for specific business trips originating from your home office. 

How Can Timeero Simplify Your Mileage Claims?

HMRC requires you to maintain detailed records of your business mileage. These records should include:

  • The date of each journey
  • The start and end point of each journey
  • The business purpose of each journey
  • The total mileage for each business journey
  • The total mileage for the tax year
  • The type of vehicle used (car, motorcycle, or bicycle)

There are two ways you can maintain these records: 

  • A mileage log: This is a traditional paper logbook where you record the trip's date, destination, and purpose. Include the total number of business miles driven as well as the starting and ending odometer readings.
  • Mileage tracking apps: These are mobile applications that can automatically track your mileage, often integrating with GPS for added accuracy. 

Timeero is one of the best mileage tracking apps on the market. Here are a few ways this software improve the processing of mileage claims.

Automated Mileage Tracking

Both employers and employees may find the act of filing mileage claims to be tedious. This is especially true when it comes to manually tracking trips and figuring out reimbursements. Timeero eases this burden with its automated mileage tracking features.

With Timeero, there is no longer a need to remember every trip detail or struggle to make out messy handwriting on manual logs. Timeero ensures accurate and effortless mileage recording.

Mileage tracking with Timeero.
Mileage tracking with Timeero.

Thanks to the app's offline mileage tracker, Timeero continues recording mileage in areas with unreliable internet connection. This ensures there are no gaps in recording and provides a complete picture of business travel. 

This feature is especially beneficial for employees who work in remote locations or experience frequent internet disruptions when tracking mileage for work.

GPS Tracking for Accountability

Timeero goes beyond just tracking mileage. Its GPS capabilities provide valuable insights for both employees and employers. The app displays employee locations in real time, offering greater accountability through the "Who's Working" dashboard. 

This transparency can be valuable for managing a remote workforce, ensuring employees are where they need to be when clocked in. 

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Timeero's ‘Who’s Working’ dashboard.

Precise Calculations

HMRC mileage rates offer a standardized approach to mileage reimbursement, but calculating the exact amount owed to each employee can be daunting. Timeero eliminates this complexity by providing automatic and accurate mileage calculations. This minimizes the risk of disputes and ensures fair compensation for employees.

In your account settings, you can set your desired cost per mile. Timeero then automatically calculates the total reimbursement amount owed to each employee. This capability eliminates the need for manual calculations and reduces the risk of errors, saving both employers and employees valuable time.

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Mileage calculation settings in Timeero.

Segmented Tracking

Employers often want more information about employee workdays. Timeero's Segmented Tracking feature addresses this need by providing valuable data on how employees spend their time. 

It essentially breaks down the workday into smaller chunks, offering insights into locations visited, distances covered, and time spent at specific jobs or sites. 

Employees only need to clock in once at the start of the workday and clock out at the end of their shift instead of constantly logging entries throughout the day. For employers, segmented tracking provides a clear view of employee activity, verifies mileage claims, and fosters trust.

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Timeero’s segmented tracking feature.

Accounting for Extra Expenses

Business travel often involves expenses like oil changes, parking fees, and tolls. Traditionally, employees would need to keep physical receipts of these business expenses. When asked to maintain manual records, employees often ran into missing receipts and payment disputes during reimbursement.  Timeero offers a simpler accounting solution.

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Timeero’s time clock allows you to ‘Attach Photos’ and ‘Notes’.

Timeero allows employees to upload notes and photographs of receipts directly onto their timesheets using the app. Since admins will not be reviewing paper receipts, all expenditure information will be accurately recorded and readily available for review. 

With a clear paper trail, managers can efficiently approve reimbursements without having to chase down missing receipts. A well written reimbursement policy encourages transparency and uniform application across your workforce. You can use our free mileage reimbursement policy template to generate  your company's reimbursement guidelines.

Optimized Travel Routes 

Timeero empowers employees to find the most efficient and cost-effective routes with its "Suggested Route" feature. This feature compares the actual route taken against the shortest possible route. 

Timeero suggests the shortest route to take.

Highlighting the most efficient routes helps employees choose the paths that minimize fuel consumption and travel time. This practice not only reduces costs but also allows employees to maximize their productivity by reducing drive time.

Reliable Reporting

Maintaining accurate records is an important part of guaranteeing adherence to HMRC guidelines. Timeero simplifies this process by offering comprehensive and customizable reporting features.

Employee timesheets provide a detailed breakdown of mileage traveled during every shift. You can also generate customized reports that capture mileage data and other critical metrics relevant to your employees' work. 

Timeero provides access to all of your documented mileage tracking information for a period of four years. This lets you easily retrieve past data for tax deductions, audits, or other reference needs.

Payroll Integrations

Timeero integrates with popular payroll software solutions, allowing for accurate and timely reimbursements for employees. Here's a list of some compatible payroll software integrations offered by Timeero:

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Timeero integrations.

Use Our Free HMRC Mileage Claim Calculator for Accuracy

Accurate calculations are necessary to produce successful mileage claims. Our free HMRC Mileage Claim Calculator simplifies this process for employees, self-employed individuals, and business owners. 

When you enter relevant details and mileage, the calculator provides your potential  claimable amount based on HMRC's approved rates. Using this tool eliminates potential errors associated with manual calculations, guaranteeing precise claims for your business travel. 

You can also use the Timeero app to manage your mileage expenses effectively. Check out our comprehensive Timeero review to learn more about this GPS powered software solution.

FAQs

Can I Use the HMRC Mileage Claim Calculator for Previous Tax Years?

Yes, you can use the calculator to work out mileage claims for previous tax years. However, make sure you use the appropriate mileage rates for the tax year you are claiming, as these rates may change annually.

What is the Maximum Mileage You Can Claim?

HMRC does not set a specific maximum mileage limit for business travel. However, the amount you can claim is subject to approved mileage rates and should reflect actual business travel.

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