16th June 2022

What Can I Claim as a Self-Employed Delivery Driver

Being a self-employed delivery driver offers you flexibility and control over your work schedule, and there are plenty of financial advantages. Do you know there are several expenses you can claim as a self-employed driver, to help you significantly reduce your tax bill?

When filling out your tax return, find out which expenses you can claim against your income as a self-employed courier.

Self Employed Delivery Driver Tax Deductibles

Can a self-employed delivery driver deduct fuel from tax? Yes, you can deduct the cost of fuel, licencing fees and more.

The allowable expenses for self-employed delivery drivers include the following:

  • Licence and registration fees
  • Fuel (petrol or diesel) costs
  • Annual road tax
  • The cost of your MOT test
  • Repairing and servicing your vehicle
  • Parking fees and toll fees
  • Interest on any loans (bank or personal) taken to pay for a vehicle
  • Vehicle insurance and courier insurance
  • Breakdown cover
  • Accountancy fees
  • Advertising costs
  • Phone bill (for business usage)

Some operators also take steps to keep expenses low for their drivers by offering affordable vehicle rental rates, fully serviced and maintained vehicles, and admin support.

Addison Lee is a premier London courier service that has been in the business for 40 years. We welcome delivery drivers of bikes, motorcycles or vans looking to join our growing deliveries team. We’ll support you with admin where needed when you drive with us, including tax returns.

Our delivery drivers set their own hours and are incentivised to work during our busier times. The team receives ongoing support from our backroom staff and controllers at HQ. Every job is recorded electronically daily to ensure our drivers get paid on time, every time. We even have free van rental options for our couriers. Contact us to become a part of our delivery driver team.

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