Record a new mileage claim

This article explains how to record mileage travelled in your own car for business purposes, in FreeAgent.

Navigate to Out-of-Pocket Expenses

Select the ‘Expenses’ tab at the top of the screen.


Alternatively, you can select 'Mileage' from the ‘Add new’ drop-down menu on the Overview screen.


Choose the relevant user and add a new mileage claim

Select the relevant user from the drop-down menu.

Please note that if you’re the only user on the FreeAgent account, you’ll not have the option to select the relevant user as your user profile will be selected automatically.


Next, select 'Add New’ in the top-right corner and choose ‘Mileage Claim' from the drop-down menu.


Complete the mileage claim details

Next, you’ll need to complete the following details for the mileage claim.


You can upload an attachment, for example a scanned copy of a fuel receipt.

To attach a scanned image, choose 'Select a file' in the 'File to attach' area. If you used the FreeAgent mobile app to capture an image file and save it to the Files area of your account, select 'Choose from saved files' instead and follow the instructions.


Mileage details

Check the name of the claimant, and enter the date you made the journey.


Enter how many miles you travelled, remembering that you may need to double the mileage for a return journey.

Enter the reason for the journey in the 'Description' field.


Reclaim the mileage

If you would like to reclaim the mileage, input the reclaim mileage rate.

Please note that the reclaim rate does not need to be the same as the re-bill rate.


Rebill the mileage

If you would like to rebill this mileage to a customer because it was incurred while working on a particular project, select the relevant project from the ‘Link to Project’ drop-down menu and set the rate at which you're going to charge it to the customer.


Set up a recurring claim

If you will be taking this journey again, you can select the relevant frequency from the ‘This Mileage recurs’ drop-down menu to enter the future journeys into FreeAgent now.


Once you've entered the relevant details for the mileage claim, select ‘Create New Expense’ to complete the process. You’ll then be able to see the mileage claim in the list of costs incurred by this user.


Recording mileage rates for a company car

The mileage rate that FreeAgent automatically uses is for business travel in private cars only, but you can create additional mileage rates, for example for a company car. To do this, work out your mileage manually and enter it by selecting 'Expense' instead of 'Mileage Claim'.

You can also add a new category to track these expenses, for example 'Company car mileage'. Please note that you won’t be able to name the category 'Mileage' as FreeAgent uses this automatically for business mileage in private cars.

Need the total miles for the tax year?

To find your total mileage for the tax year, begin by exporting all data from your FreeAgent account. Next, navigate to the 'Expenses' tab of the exported spreadsheet file and then total up the numbers in the column that details your mileage entries.

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