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  • Work-related car expenses calculator

    This calculator helps you to calculate the deduction you can claim for work-related car expenses for eligible vehicles. It can be used for the 2013–14 to 2020–21 income years. Eligible vehicles include cars, station wagons and sport utility vehicles.

    You can claim work-related expenses you incurred as an employee for a car you:

    • owned (even if it is not registered in your name)
    • leased (even if it is not registered in your name)
    • hired under a hire-purchase agreement.

    You need to work out if you are able to claim a deduction for work-related car expenses before using the calculator.

    See Car expenses to help you work out your eligibility and entitlement.

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    Before you use this calculator

    The calculated results are based on the information you provided at the time of calculation. You should use these results as an estimate and for guidance purposes only.

    What's new for 2020–21

    From 1 July 2020, a rate of 72 cents per kilometre will be used for the Cents per kilometre method.

    When you can't use the calculator

    You can't use this calculator to calculate any expenses relating to:

    • motorcycles
    • vehicles with a carrying capacity of one tonne or more, or nine or more passengers, such as utility trucks and panel vans.

    For information regarding deductions for these vehicles, see Other travel expenses.

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    Last modified: 01 Jul 2021QC 17078