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Delivery Driver Expenses

In the taxes section I've been looking at expenses at it says that most of my car/van expenses are dis-allowable after changing them to travel expenses it still says the same. As I'm a delivery driver aren't all my fuel and van expenses allowable? 

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Best answer 03-18-2019

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QuickBooks Team

Re: Delivery Driver Expenses

Hi Philipab3,

 

QuickBooks Self-Employed uses the simplified expense method to calculate the travel expense.

 

Since you're not using the mileage tracking, I would suggest consulting your accountant to help you calculate the allowable expense.

 

You might want to check out these articles for your reference:

The Community is always here if you need anything else.

 

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QuickBooks Team

Re: Delivery Driver Expenses

Hi Philipab3,

 

This occurs usually when you're using the mileage tracker, or previously have done so.

 

Normally, changing them to travel expenses would put them all into allowable. Are you correctly reviewing, and logging trips recorded under the mileage tracker? (As in, are you upto date on the mileage tracking?)

 

When submitting to HMRC, are you using the flat rate methodology for your mileage, or based on your fuel and expenses?

 

Thanks,

Experienced Member

Re: Delivery Driver Expenses

I base it on fuel and expenses I don't use the mileage tracker.

QuickBooks Team

Re: Delivery Driver Expenses

Have you got the Automatic mileage tracking setting turned on, without realizing perhaps?

Can you send a screenshot of your Tax Profile section too?

 

Thanks,

Experienced Member

Re: Delivery Driver Expenses

I turned off the auto tracking when I downloaded the app and checked again today and no mileage has been added. Capture.PNG

QuickBooks Team

Re: Delivery Driver Expenses

Hi there, @Philipab3

 

I appreciate you turning off the mileage tracking when installing the app to see if the mileage has been recorded. 

 

Right now, there is an ongoing investigation about the mileage trips aren't being tracked on the QuickBooks Self-Employed (QBSE) app. Our Product Development Team is currently working to have a permanent fix. 

 

As an alternative, you can still manually add your delivery trips in the app. If you used the iOS operating system, you can perform the steps below: 

 

 

  1. Go to the Miles/Mileage tab. 
  2. Tap the Plus sign (+) at the upper right. 
  3. Type in the total mileage, date, and purpose of the trip. 
  4. Tap Save at the upper right. 

 

Here are the steps if you used the Android operating system: 

 

  1. Go to the Miles/Mileage tab. 
  2. Tap the Plus sign (+) at the lower right. 
  3. Type in the total mileage, date, and purpose of the trip. 
  4. Tap Save at the upper right. 

For more details, you can check out this helpful article: Manually Add Mileage in the Mobile App. If you need troubleshooting steps to fix them, you can visit this great article: Android Mileage Tracking Troubleshooting Guide

 

In line with this, I'd suggest reaching out to our QBSE Support Team. This way, they'll be able to add your account to the list of affected companies. Then, they'll be able to send you updates about this issue via email. 

 

Stay in touch with me how it goes, @Philipab3. I want to make sure your mileage tracking issue will be taken care of so you're always welcome to click the Reply button below. Take care!

Experienced Member

Re: Delivery Driver Expenses

I don't use mileage tracking at all and never did. I keep track of all my expenses through receipts not by mileage 

QuickBooks Team

Re: Delivery Driver Expenses

Hi Philipab3,

 

QuickBooks Self-Employed uses the simplified expense method to calculate the travel expense.

 

Since you're not using the mileage tracking, I would suggest consulting your accountant to help you calculate the allowable expense.

 

You might want to check out these articles for your reference:

The Community is always here if you need anything else.