At various times in my role I have had to use my personal vehicle for work travel, and for this I have received a travel allowance from my employer. In my payslips this has shown up as AFTER TAX EARNINGS - KA Kilometre No Tax PS at a rate of 68c/km for the 2019-2020 Financial Year. Note: My total travel amounted to less than 5000km for the 19-20 financial year.
I had always assumed that this was not taxed, however on my tax return this is showing up as a taxable allowance.
My question is then, am I able to claim these as a deduction on my tax return at 68c/km, given that I incurred personal expenses to receive this travel allowance taxable income?