Monday 25 September 2017

Over half of drivers have exaggerated mileage claims

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More than half of Irish business drivers submit false mileage claims, according to a new report.

The research conducted by TomTom business solutions found 57pc of drivers have over-estimated their mileage when claiming expenses, with 25pc doing so regularly.

Companies and their employees are required to keep accurate mileage records for tax compliance, but more than a third of respondents have never been challenged by their employers over the accuracy of their claims, TomTom said.

"It is worrying that such a large proportion of Irish business drivers are over-estimating mileage claims because it exposes their employers to serious legal consequences," said Giles Margerison, director UK and Ireland for TomTom Business Solutions.

The research, conducted among company drivers not using an automated mileage recording system, revealed 82pc of drivers find recording and submitting mileage a laborious process.

Irish Independent

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