Deductions for business
If you use this method:
To work out how much you can claim, multiply the total business
kilometres you travelled by the number of cents allowed for your
car's engine capacity - see the 'Rates per business kilometre'
table below. Divide your answer by 100 to work out the amount
you can claim in dollars. This figure takes into account all your
vehicle running expenses.
The rates are adjusted each year.
Rates per business kilometre: 2012-13
Cents per kilometre
1.6 litre (1,600cc) or less
0.8 litre (800cc) or less
1.601-2.6 litre (1,601-2,600cc)
0.801-1.3 litre (801-1,300cc)
2.601 litre (2,601cc) and over
1.301 litre (1,301cc) and over
Jane travelled 3,000 business kilometres during
the income year. Her car has a 1.8 litre (1800cc) engine.
Jane worked out she could claim $2,220 for her
vehicle expenses; that is:
3,000kms x 74 cents per km
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