Claiming for car usage at work?

I use my car for work, care in community so I drive all day and use a lot of petrol. As I'm part time I don't earn enough to pay tax. I was told I can get car usage back 40p for every mile, but I'm sure if I don't pay tax I can't? I getting conflicting information. Anyone know for sure?

I use my car for work, care in community so I drive all day and use a lot of petrol. As I'm part time I don't earn enough to pay tax. I was told I can get car usage back 40p for every mile, but I'm sure if I don't pay tax I can't? I getting conflicting information. Anyone know for sure? I'm told from one as it's not a rebate but car usage I can claim, others saying no l..,,

Other answer:

Kelly:
Hello

First of all you do not say if you are Employed or Self Employed. Also if you have Business use added to your car insurance ?
If so and you are employed your employer should be paying you the mileage allowance and companies normally have a amount you can claim per mile.

Andy C

JetDoc:
No, you don't get a tax break from the government. You should get extra pay to compensate you for the use of your own vehicle. Talk to your employer.
Neil:
If you are using a car for work, you should be able to claim up to 45p per mile (it increased from 40p about 2 or 3 years ago) from your employer without it being considered taxable income.

This assumes that your employer will pay you expenses.
You will probably need to make a note of every trip, and the distance (probably to the nearest 10th of a mile, from your car's trip meter), and fill in a claim form.

Percyqted:
The tax you can claim back is on the MILEAGE ALLOWANCE paid to you for using your car. If you are not paid an allowance and are a non tax payer there is no tax to claim back.

BTW I hope you have personal business use on your insurance policy otherwise you can be done for driving without the correct insurance.