01 Jun Increase in cents per kilometre deduction for car expenses
The ATO has proposed for individual taxpayers that use the cents per kilometre method when calculating tax deductions for their work-related car expenses, that the rate per kilometre for the income year starting 1 July 2022 (the 2023 income year) will be 75 cents per kilometre.
This is an increase from the 72 cents rate applicable for both the 2021 and 2022 income years.
A reminder that the ability to claim a deduction under the cents per kilometre method is subject to a cap of 5,000 business kilometres annually.
Individual taxpayers will claim deductions for work-related car expenses (where eligible) under one of two alternative methods: the log-book method or the cents per kilometre method.
Many taxpayers find that they are not able to use the log-book method as they have not maintained a valid 12-week logbook in the last five years.
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