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Approved Mileage Allowance Payments Rates from 2011-12
Where employees use their own cars for business mileage they can claim reimbursement from their employers through the approved mileage allowance payments rates (AMAPs) which is not regarded as a taxable benefit. There is currently a higher rate of 40p per mile for the first 10,000 miles of business use and 25p per mile thereafter. Where individuals are paid less than those amounts by their employer, they can claim mileage allowance relief (MAR) for the residual amount.
The higher rate will be increased to 45p per mile with effect from 6 April 2011. The rate will also apply to MAR. Volunteer drivers may reclaim the actual cost of motoring expenses from the relevant voluntary organisation as long as they keep records to demonstrate that no taxable profit has been made, but, for administrative ease, they are allowed to use the AMAPs rates if preferred. In addition to claiming AMAPs rates, an allowance for passenger payments currently in place for employees at 5p per passenger per mile will be extended to volunteers.
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