• Work-related travel expenses

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    Table 3 outlines the evidence you need to keep to claim overnight travel expenses.

    Table 3

    Travel expense records

     

    Domestic travel

    Overseas travel

    Written evidence

    Travel diary*

    Written evidence

    Travel diary*

    If you did not receive a travel allowance:

    travel less than 6 nights in a row

    Yes

    No

    Yes

    No

    travel 6 or more nights in a row

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    If you received a travel allowance and your claim does not exceed the reasonable allowance amount:

    travel less than 6 nights in a row

    No

    No

    No**

    No

    travel 6 or more nights in a row

    No

    No

    No**

    Yes***

    If you received a travel allowance and your claim exceeds the reasonable allowance amount:

    travel less than 6 nights in a row

    Yes

    No

    Yes

    No

    travel 6 or more nights in a row

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes***

    *A travel diary is a document in which you record the nature, dates, places, times and duration of your activities and travel.

    **Written evidence is required for overseas accommodation expenses regardless of the length of the trip but not for food, drink and incidentals.

    ***Members of international aircrews do not have to keep a travel diary if they limit their claim to the amount of the allowance received.

      Last modified: 29 Jun 2011QC 28061