Travel and overnight expenses
If you have to travel for your work you may be able to claim tax relief on the cost or money you’ve spent on food or overnight expenses.
You cannot claim for travelling to and from work, unless you’re travelling to a temporary place of work.
public transport costs.
Can you claim back travel expenses?
HMRC: Claiming Travel Expenses From Home To Work. If you drive for work-related travel, you may be entitled to claim tax on travel expenses. However, you can’t generally claim mileage on your usual commute.
Can I claim travel expenses for work?
The tax treatment of employee travel expenses is quite complicated. In outline, you can claim travel which you necessarily have to undertake in the course of your employment. You cannot claim travel which is ‘ordinary commuting’. You usual place of work is called a ‘permanent’ place of work, for tax purposes.
What subsistence expenses can I claim?
Claiming subsistence expenses
Subsistence is the tax definition of food and drink. The expense must be reasonable and must be incurred as a direct result of being required to travel for your work. If you ate out at the Ritz each day, HMRC would call this excessive and deem it a personal expense.
Does my employer have to pay travel expenses?
Most employers will have an expenses policy, with rules and procedures for claiming expenses. Even if there is no written term in your contract, the law still entitles you to be reimbursed. Some expenses paid by the employer may be taxable.