If you do, you now have some simpler options for calculating your claim.
From your March 2016 BAS onwards you can:
- use one rate in a BAS period - the rate that applies at the end of the BAS period
- work out your litres based on the cost of the fuel you purchased.
You don't need to tell us if you start using these new methods. You just need to keep records that support your calculations for five years.
You can also use a range of documents to support your fuel tax credit claims for your past and future BAS.
We've also made claims easier for certain heavy off-road vehicles
Sometimes you might use your off-road vehicle (for example a harvester or backhoe) briefly on a public road. In the past you would have to claim off-road and on-road travel at different rates. From your March BAS onwards you can now claim for some vehicles at one single 'all other business uses' rate.
We’ve created a list of specific vehicles you can claim on the 'all other business uses' rate.
Find out about:
- See Simplified fuel tax credits for the new options for calculating your claim.
- See Heavy vehicles for a list of specific vehicle types treated as being used fully off public roads.
ATO Published 04/04/2016