ATO Cents Per KM Reimbursement Rates For 2020
The ATO publishes updated cents per km reimbursement rates for every new tax year. The rates are meant to cover the expenses of individuals driving their own car for business-related purposes.
Log your business travel and calculate your reimbursements automatically. The Driversnote logbook app is always up to date on laws and the ATO mileage rates.
The ATO mileage rate 2020
The rate for the 2020/2021 tax year is 72 cents per km
Use this rate to calculate your reimbursement for business-related car expenses from July 1st 2020 to June 30th, 2021.
How is the cents per km reimbursement rate for 2020 decided?
The ATO looks at the fixed and variable costs for a vehicle each year to determine the current cents per km rate. These expenses include tax, insurance, depreciation, fuel prices, maintenance and more. Use the cents per km rate for 2020 to calculate the reimbursement or deduction you are entitled to for each business kilometre you drive during that tax year.
Using the ATO mileage rate 2020 for business-related car expenses
As a sole trader
If you drive your personal vehicle for business purposes, use the ATO mileage rate 2020 to claim a deduction for your business kilometres at the upcoming tax recalculation (in the summer of 2021).
You can use the cents per km mileage rate if you use the cents per km method for your business-related car expenses. Keep in mind you can claim up to 5000 kilometres with the cents per km method per year.
Learn more about how to claim mileage as a sole trader in our guide.
As an employed individual
If your employer is reimbursing you for your business-related car expenses by a mileage allowance scheme, they might use the ATO mileage rate or set a rate that they see fit. If they use the ATO set rates, then you can use the current mileage rates for 2020 to calculate the reimbursement you are to be paid out. Since the rate has changed since last year, make sure you are updated on the latest changes in your workplace.
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