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Re: Car repairs

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Hi. Can't seem to find an answer for this anywhere, I use my car 3-4 days a week for work (support worker) I drive between at least 4-6 different clients per day. I work for an organisation. My question is, my car needed a significant repair done earlier this year which cost around $800. Can I claim the repair, and how do I know how much of it I can claim ? 

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Hello @cmmercury,

 

How you claim your repairs depends on which work related car expense method you choose.

 

If you use the Cents per kilometre method a single rate of 72 cents per kilometre is used for the 2021 finical year. The rate incorporates your decline in value, registration, insurance, maintenance, repairs and fuel costs. This means you can’t add these expenses on top of the rate when use this method.

 

If you use the Logbook method your claim is based on the work-related portion of your actual expenses. You would add your service repair cost as part of doing your log book calculation. 

 

Our Work-related car expenses calculator can assist you to work out your deduction.

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ATO Community Support

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Hello @cmmercury,

 

How you claim your repairs depends on which work related car expense method you choose.

 

If you use the Cents per kilometre method a single rate of 72 cents per kilometre is used for the 2021 finical year. The rate incorporates your decline in value, registration, insurance, maintenance, repairs and fuel costs. This means you can’t add these expenses on top of the rate when use this method.

 

If you use the Logbook method your claim is based on the work-related portion of your actual expenses. You would add your service repair cost as part of doing your log book calculation. 

 

Our Work-related car expenses calculator can assist you to work out your deduction.