# Travel tax deduction calculator for employees?

If you are employed and receive a travel allowance from your employer, you are able reduce your taxable income by claiming a tax deduction for the fuel you bought and maintenance costs. This quick “Travel tax deduction calculator” calculator shows you how much you can claim.

- Tax deduction
- R 0
- according to the Deemed Cost Method

## How to calculate the deduction using the deemed cost method?

2024/2025 SARS rates schedule for the Deemed Cost Method | |||
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Car value | Fixed cost | Fuel cost | Maintenance cost |

R100,000 | R34,480 | R1.517 per km | R0.46 per km |

R200,000 | R61,770 | R1.694 per km | R0.576 per km |

R300,000 | R89,119 | R1.84 per km | R0.635 per km |

R400,000 | R113,436 | R1.979 per km | R0.693 per km |

R500,000 | R137,752 | R2.118 per km | R0.815 per km |

R600,000 | R163,178 | R2.43 per km | R0.956 per km |

R700,000 | R188,653 | R2.512 per km | R1.073 per km |

R800,000 | R215,447 | R2.512 per km | R1.189 per km |

## Calculation steps

Step 1. Determine the fixed costs from the SARS rates table and apply the percentage of days used.

Step 2. Divide this by the total km travelled to get the fixed cost per km

Step 3. Add fuel cost per km and maintenance cost per km to the Fixed cost per km to get the total cost per km

Step 4. Multiply the total cost per km by the km travelled for work

Thus, the total amount allowed as a tax deduction is R53,585 for the 2024/2025 tax year.

## FAQ

- Deemed cost method: Can I deduct fuel, maintenance costs even if I only paid for a portion of them?

The deemed cost method allows you to factor in fuel and maintenance costs only if you have paid for them entirely out of your own pocket. If your employer reimburses you for any portion of these expenses, you cannot include that component when calculating your cost per kilometer.