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    Travel Allowance

    hi guys ,

    please help,i earn a monthly salary plus travel allowance on my personal car i use for work purposes ,this comes as a lumpsome monthly and PAYE is deducted on the whole amount i.e ,salary + travel allowance.Can i still claim travel allowance on my ITR12 and what will happen to the PAYE paid on the travel allowance portion of the salary?

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    Hi tanaka,

    Yes, you would be able to claim the travel allowance on your ITR12, but you would need to keep a detailed logbook of your travels.
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    Link to the SARS prescribed logbook

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    @tanaka, also check with your employer which percentage of your income the PAYE is calculated on,80% or 20%, as it would be best if this were as close as possible to your actual % travelled, so that at yearend your assessment breaks more or less even.

    Lastly, note that traveling from work to home and back is not deemed to be business km.

    Hope you managed!

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    If you do not claim your business kilometres in yoyr tax return, you will pay in, as the travel allowance was only taxed up to 80%.

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