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Can you claim mileage cost for volunteering?

If someone has a ltd and they volunteer can they claim mileage via their own ltd?

If you have a ltd and you volunteer your services to a couple of organisations (one is a charity, one is a university and one is a ltd) , can you claim mileage to actually get to the place where you volunteer?

My understanding is that if you volunteer you should be able to claim your expenses so that it doesn’t cost you anything.

I wanted to check if anyone thinks it’s actually possible to do?

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16th Jan 2018 11:28

Surely the volunteering would be in a personal capacity, so it would have nothing to do with the limited company?

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By mrme89
to Mott the Hoople
16th Jan 2018 11:42

Ah, Little White Bull. You're back!

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to mrme89
16th Jan 2018 11:56

Quote:

Ah, Little White Bull. You're back!


I think you are getting mixed up, I don't know any little white bull.
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16th Jan 2018 11:45

"My understanding is that if you volunteer you should be able to claim your expenses so that it doesn’t cost you anything."

Indeed, the volunteer agrees the principle with the charity or organisation and claims from them.

The limited company has benefitted nothing from you incurring the cost so why claim from it?

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By mrme89
16th Jan 2018 11:52

Yes, you can claim mileage from your company for the travel to where you are volunteering if the place you are volunteering is a registered charity.

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to mrme89
16th Jan 2018 11:52

I agree. If the company is willing to reimburse you, it can reimburse you.

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to Portia Nina Levin
16th Jan 2018 11:59

Too slow.

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to mrme89
16th Jan 2018 11:58

I didn't know that. Thanks. I wonder if the OP deliberately omitted the word 'charity'.

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By akui66
to andy.partridge
16th Jan 2018 12:21

One's a charity and one is a University and one is a normal Ltd...

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By akui66
to mrme89
16th Jan 2018 12:18

Thank you! I think one is a university, does this apply?

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By mrme89
to akui66
16th Jan 2018 14:28

Is the uni a registered charity?

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to mrme89
16th Jan 2018 14:56

How does that affect whether or not the company can reimburse it though?

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16th Jan 2018 15:10

I'm probably being overly suspicious, but it would also be useful if you could confirm that "volunteering" does mean that you're actually doing it voluntarily, rather than, say, under a community service order.

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to Portia Nina Levin
16th Jan 2018 17:47

!

“I'm probably being overly suspicious ...”

Doesn’t sound like you.

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