• Claiming a deduction for car expenses using the cents per kilometre method

    What is the cents per kilometre method?

    You can use this method to claim up to a maximum of 5,000 work-related kilometres per car even if you have travelled more than 5,000 work-related kilometres. For example, if you travelled 5,085 work-related kilometres, you can only claim the cost of travelling 5,000 kilometres with this method. You cannot claim for the extra 85 kilometres.

    You do not need written evidence but you may need to be able to show how you worked out your work-related kilometres.

    • Last modified: 29 Jun 2015QC 16993