Mileage receipts - HMRC - contracting

Discussion in 'SMB' started by Bob Fleming, Jan 11, 2019.

  1. girojim

    girojim Striker

    Even if hmrc were carrying out an investigation they'd accept mileage logs as long as you can back up the reasons for yiur journeys. They'd never ask for petrol receipts
  2. Beery

    Beery Striker

    As an employee you just log your miles - he may check against google maps
  3. zwartekat

    zwartekat Striker

    Fair enough. Don't blame you.

    It's fairly basic but you can link the fuel purchase to the miles if you are claiming for business journeys but don't appear to have bought any fuel for those journeys.
  4. Bob Fleming

    Bob Fleming Striker

    Cheers all. Going to grief them on Monday. Stamp my feet and go elsewhere.
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  5. turtleiris

    turtleiris Full Back

    You log your miles, journey details and reason for travel and claim on that basis but an employer reimbursing expenses, whether at approved rates or otherwise would be wise to have in place a robust system of checking said claims in the event of a HMRC employer compliance check. That said, there is no requirement for them to check your receipts for travel in your own car. They may well be misinterpreting the mileage rules with those of other travel expenses which do require receipts e.g. taxis, trains.
    So, in summary, tell them to fuck off.
  6. Bob Fleming

    Bob Fleming Striker

    I needed paying so gave them bank statements but asked for proof of this requirement from HMRC. I will tell them to fuck off next week if they don't satisfy this or back down.
  7. turtleiris

    turtleiris Full Back

    There is absolutely no requirement from HMRC for you to provide personal bank statements to your employer. They've crossed a line there mind. In fact, I'd be minded to report the fuckers to HMRC.
  8. Stubbs ftm

    Stubbs ftm Winger

    45p for first 10k business miles

    Keep a log of your journeys
  9. Goat Eyes

    Goat Eyes Striker

    I’ve got nearly three years worth of diesel receipts you can buy off me? ;)
  10. buster

    buster Winger

    Tax year or calendar?
  11. girojim

    girojim Striker

    Tax mate
  12. buster

    buster Winger

    Knew it was , I was just checking out your vast knowledge of all things tax related.
  13. girojim

    girojim Striker

    Glad I passed
  14. Wilfy

    Wilfy Striker

    Last time I worked under an umbrella company, I was claiming £11 a day parking. I don’t drive.
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  15. Roger

    Roger The Gaffer Staff Member

    That was my thought.

    I have been contracting/self employed for a lot of years and I have always understood you only need the fuel receipts if you are claiming a proportion of cars use as expenses. If you are just claiming the fixed mileage allowance which is far simpler I think they are happy as long as you have reasonable evidence that the mileage travelled is correct.
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  16. girojim

    girojim Striker

    That is correct
  17. The Butcher

    The Butcher Winger

    Umbrella companies, ffs. HMRC clamping down on limited companies to push people through these chancers, on a par with agents. Nice one tories.
  18. safcsafc

    safcsafc Midfield

    I have to hand in fuel receipts with any mileage claims. Seems i'm in the minority going by this thread.

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