UK: Mileage Allowance Payments (MAP) calculator
Calculator for mileage expenses (business use of own car in UK). It calculates the "approved amount" that can be claimed tax-free by an employee for using their own car as business travel expenses.

# Inputs - type of vehicle and distance traveled#

 type of vehicle cars and vansmotorcyclesbikes distance below first 10,000 miles miles distance above 10,000 miles miles

# Results - distance below 10,000 miles#

 distance traveled 500miles rate per business mile 45.00pence per mile cash to pay 225.00GBP

# Results - summary#

 distance traveled 500miles effective rate per business mile 0.45pence per mile cash to pay 225.00GBP

# Some facts#

• If the employee uses their own vehicle for business journeys, the employer can reimburse their car usage expenses. This is called The Mileage Allowance Payments (MAP).
• The "approved amount" or "qualifying amount" is tax free:
• Employer is allowed to pay the employee a certain amount of MAP each year without having to report them to HMRC.
• That amount is called "the approved amount" for the income tax purposes.
• That amount is called "the qualifying amount" for the NI purposes.
• That amount is also allowed expense from the CT (Corporation Tax) perspective.
• The tax-free MAP depends on distance travelled strictly for business purpose. To calculate the "approved amount", multiply business travel miles for given year by the rate per mile for their vehicle.
• The per-mile rate depends on vehicle's type. Also, this rate is decreased after 10,000 miles distance reached within single tax year for cars and vans.
• Current (from 2016/2017 to 2019/2020 tax years) Mileage Allowance Payment (MAP) rates are summarised below:
• cars and vans: 45p (25p after 10,000 miles threshold reached)
• motorbikes: 24p
• bikes: 20p
• It doesn’t matter if the employee uses more than one vehicle in a year. It’s all calculated together.

• ⓘ Example: Employee traveled 12,000 business miles. Mileage Allowance Payment is:
$MAP = 10,000 × 45p + 2,000 × 25p = 5000 GBP$
• ⓘ Hint: If you're looking for how MAPs are calculated in Poland check out our another calculator: Polish car use reimbursement flat-rate