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Posted Tue, 10 May 2022 19:59:22 GMT by jamesjohnsonw
Hi there, I'm using my personal vehicle for Uber Eats delivery driving. I'd like to expense some costs on my self-employed tax return but I'm confused with the Simplified Vehicle Expenses. By my understanding, you can claim .45p per mile for the first 10,000 business miles and then .25p per mile for any miles over 10,000. This is instead of claiming separate expenses like insurance, repairs, etc. If I wanted to claim my expenses separately, how do I claim fuel? Am I still able to expense the flat rate for business miles or only a percentage? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks, /J
Posted Fri, 13 May 2022 15:29:04 GMT by HMRC Admin 20
Hi jamesjohnsonw,

You cannot use the flat rate and actual costs, it needs to be one or the other.
If you are recording actual fule costs then you would need to keep receipts for the amount of fuel spent, and then work out how much of this is business use by working out mileage and how much your car uses fuel per gallon. 

Thank you.

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