A business owner wants to know what the correct pence per mile they should be paying their employees for using private cars on business use. Editor Ralph Morton provides the answer
The name for the payment rate – which is tax-free by the way – is called the Approved Mileage Allowance Payment (which you might see shortened to AMAP). It is there to cover not only the fuel costs, but the cost of business insurance, depreciation and wear and tear while your employee is using their private car on business.
The latest petrol and diesel prices are taken from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and the LPG (UK average) is from the Automobile Association website. You will not need to use the advisory rates where you can show that employees cover the full cost of private fuel by repaying at a lower mileage rate.
Approved Mileage Allowance Payments - or AMAPs - are the correct tax-free business mileage rates to be used for reimbursing business mileage undertaken in a private car
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