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2016/17 rules on the tax free allowance for Sandwiches

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2015 No. 1948 INCOME TAX The Income Tax (Approved Expenses) Regulations 2015 come into force on 21st December 2015.

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What are business journeys (HMRC definition)

You can only get tax relief on the cost of business journeys. These are when, as part of your job:

  • you have to travel from one workplace to another – this includes travelling between your main ‘permanent workplace’ and a temporary workplace
  • you’ve got to travel to or from a certain workplace because your job requires you to

But business journeys don’t include:

  • ordinary commuting – when you travel between your home (or anywhere that is not a workplace) and a place which counts as a permanent workplace
  • private journeys – which have nothing to do with your job

 

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