Civil Service Mileage Rates

Where employees use their own private cars or motorcycles for business purposes, reimbursement in respect of allowable motoring expenses can be effected by way of flat-rate mileage allowances.

There are two types of mileage allowance schemes which are acceptable for tax purposes if an employee bears all the motoring expenses:

  • The prevailing schedule of Civil Service rates; or 
  • Any other schedule with rates not greater than the Civil Service rates

 

Motor Travel Rates - Effective from 1st April 2017

 

 

Reduced Motor Travel Rates per kilometre

 

 

The reduced rates are payable to Civil Service employees who undertake a journey associated with their job but not solely related to the performance of their duties, such as: 

 

  • Attendance at confined promotion competitions
  • Attendance at approved courses of education
  • Attendance at courses or conferences
  • Return visits home at weekends during a period of temporary transfer

 

The Motor Travel Rates for motorcycles and bicycles are as follows:

Bicycle: 8 cent per km

For further information, please refer to Revenue's Leaflet IT51 - Employees' Motoring/Bicycle Expenses which can be found here

 

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