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Business income tax
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Claiming business expenses: Travel 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.