milage – earnings or expenses?

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  • #31626
    joolymoog
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    An agency worker sometimes travels straight from home to the contact, sometimes goes via a base office. I don’t have a breakdown – it’s all paid at the same rate.

    can the home qualify as a base, making all the milage an expense?
    does the milage have to be taxed to qualify as earnings?

    #88415
    Kevin D
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    [quote:713aafec31=”joolymoog”]An agency worker sometimes travels straight from home to the contact, sometimes goes via a base office. I don’t have a breakdown – it’s all paid at the same rate.

    can the home qualify as a base, making all the milage an expense?
    does the milage have to be taxed to qualify as earnings?[/quote:713aafec31]

    “same rate”: is this mileage [b:713aafec31]expenses[/b:713aafec31], or travel [b:713aafec31]time[/b:713aafec31] being paid? If the former, it may well be allowable as an expense (see CH/1330/2008). If the latter, my view the monies are earnings.

    In CH/1330/2008, travel [b:713aafec31]expenses[/b:713aafec31] from travelling from home to different client sites were allowable as the “home” was not the place of employment. But, home to base (i.e. commuting) is not allowable.

    #88416
    joolymoog
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    all is listed on payslip as milage but the employer when asked has said that some is from home to jobs, some is to office and then to jobs….

    #88417
    Kevin D
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    If the so-called “mileage” is being paid at the same rate as normal pay, it’s difficult to see that it is a travel expense – it is surely earnings in respect of travelling time no matter what label is given to it.

    It seems that more info and/or a full breakdown of those monies is needed.

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