17 november 2020

Our guide to mileage reimbursement

UPDATED OCT 22, 2021

Welcome to our guide to mileage reimbursement and deduction in Australia. Here, you'll find a collection of articles that will help you navigate the rules of reimbursing employees for their car expenses or deducting expenses as an employee or self-employed individual.

Knowing the rules and requirements for mileage logs and the like is important, as it could mean the difference between being reimbursed or not.

If you have questions like:

  • Is mileage reimbursement taxed as income? 
  • What records do I need to keep to be reimbursed? 
  • Can I claim my work-related car expenses as a tax deduction?
  • What are the current ATO mileage rates? 
  • How to best track my mileage? 
  • Do I have to reimburse my employees’ car expenses?

... then we'll provide you with quick answers, without neglecting the important details.

If you're an employer, we suggest you start with our guide for employers. We have a similar guide for self-employed and another for employees. We’ve also written up a handy guide for individuals looking to claim their work-related car expenses in their tax returns. 

Check the menu for an overview of articles. We hope you find what you're looking for! If not, feel free to reach out and tell us what we missed.

Not located in Australia? Check out our other guides here:

- Mileage guide for the US (IRS mileage guide)
Mileage guide for Canada (CRA mileage guide)
- Mileage guide for the UK (HMRC mileage guide)
- Mileage guide for Denmark 
- Mileage guide for Sweden

This material has been prepared for general informational purposes only, and should not be taken as professional advice from Driversnote. You should consider seeking independent legal, taxation, or financial advice from a professional to check how this information relates to your own circumstances. Relevant laws also change from time to time.