Claiming business expenses: Travel expenses
If you spend time travelling as part of your business you can claim business travel as an expense. A good way to prove the business portion of your travel expenses is by keeping a diary of your travels.
In addition to invoices and tickets you should also keep details of:
- the reasons for the trip
- the date of the trip
- your itinerary
- the cost of car hire, and air, bus and taxi fares
- the cost of accommodation, meals and incidentals
- the time spent on business and non-business activities.
The cost of travelling from home to work is not a tax-deductible expense.
Date published: 14 Oct 2004