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Income Tax Act, 1962 (Act No. 58 of 1962)


2014 Notices

Fixing of Rate per Kilometre in respect of motor vehicles for the purposes of section 8(1)(b)(ii) and (iii) of the Income Tax Act, 1962

2. Determination of rate per kilometre


The rate per kilometre referred to in section 8(1)(b)(ii) and (iii) must, subject to the provisions of paragraph 4, be determined in accordance with the cost scale set out in paragraph 3, and must be the sum of—

(a) the fixed cost divided by the total distance in kilometres (for both private and business purposes) shown to have been travelled in the vehicle during the year of assessment: Provided that where the vehicle has been used for business purposes during a period in that year which is less than the full period of that year, the fixed cost must be an amount which bears to the fixed cost the same ratio as the period of use for business purposes bears to 365 days;
(b) where the recipient of the allowance has borne the full cost of the fuel used in the vehicle, the fuel cost; and
(c) where that recipient has borne the full cost of maintaining the vehicle (including the cost of repairs, servicing, lubrication and tyres), the maintenance cost.