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Use the rates listed below to calculate the allowable expense for using your vehicle for business purposes for the 2019-2020 income year.

As we rely on third-party information that was delayed due to COVID-19, we were previously unable to provide these rates and advised businesses to use the kilometre rates for the 2018-2019 income year instead.

If you filed your 2020 income tax return using the 2018-2019 income year kilometre rates, you can contact us to request a reassessment of your return that will take into account these finalised kilometre rates.

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Kilometre rates for the 2018-2019 income year

Using the Tier One and Tier Two rates

The Tier One rate is a combination of your vehicle's fixed and running costs. Use the Tier One rate for the business portion of the first 14,000 kilometres travelled by the vehicle in a year. This includes private use travel.

The Tier Two rate is for running costs only. Use the Tier Two rate for the business portion of any travel over 14,000 kilometres in a year. 

Using Tier One and Two rates for employee reimbursement

If you're an employer, you can use Tier One and Tier Two kilometre rates to get a reasonable estimate of costs. These will help when reimbursing an employee who has business-related use of the vehicle.

Your employee will need a record showing their business-related use of the vehicle over the income year, such as a logbook. You then use it to calculate the exempt portion of reimbursement using the kilometre rates we've set. For example, use the Tier One rate for the business portion of the first 14,000 kilometres (total) travelled by the vehicle in the income year, and then the Tier Two rates after that.

Vehicle Type Tier One Rate per km Tier Two Rate per km
Petrol or Diesel 82 cents 28 cents
Petrol Hybrid 82 cents 17 cents
Electric 82 cents 9 cents