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How do I Create a Mileage Claim ?
How do I Create a Mileage Claim ?

Learn how to add a new Mileage Claim in hibooks.

Written by Joseph Godwin
Updated over a week ago

Mileage is for an individual in the business to record and claim an expense for business mileage they undertake on behalf of the business. You can create as many as you want in the system. Learn how to manage Mileage and how to create a Staff Expense.

How do I create a Mileage Claim ?

You can add a new mileage in hibooks in two ways :

  • From your dashboard you can click on Create New and then Mileage.

  • Or select Staff Expenses from the side bar menu.

  • Click on Add New Mileage.

Details of the claim

  • Staff : select the member of staff who is claiming the mileage expense.

  • Issue Date : the date of the mileage claim.

  • HMRC Rates : if you activate it you can use HMRC rates or you can use your own rates otherwise.

  • Mileage number : the system automatically provides you with one but you can change it if you wish to as long as it is not already used.

  • Number of miles : indicate the number of miles of the travel expense.

  • Mileage expense : the system should calculate the mileage expense automatically using the number of miles.

  • Vehicle : choose the vehicle that was used for traveling.

  • Currency : the base currency is by default the one you chose when you created the business in hibooks, but you can select any currency in the world available for your mileage claim.

  • Description : you can give a description to identify the nature of the mileage claim.

Optional Information

  • Reclaim VAT : tick this tickbox if you usually reclaim VAT.

  • Vehicle Engine : select the engine if the vehicle is a car and you are reclaiming VAT.

  • Attach files : by clicking on this button you can attach files from your device which you want to link to the mileage claim.

  • Tags : you can associate your mileage claim to tags created in the system.

How do I Save a New Mileage Claim ?

When you are creating a new mileage you can save it in two ways :

  • If you are happy with the new mileage you have created and have all the information needed then you can click on Save & Approve. You will find your mileage saved in the All Expenses tab.

  • If you have not all the information for your new mileage or if you want to finish it later you can click on Save. When you would like to complete the mileage, you can find it in the Draft Expenses tab.

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