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15 Expenses A Deliveroo Rider Can Claim 2023?

Understand what expenses you can claim for a Deliveroo, Ubereats or Justeat Delivery driver in the UK.

Post Updated: January 17th 2023

Understand what allowable expenses a Deliveroo Rider can claim in their tax return.

Lets face it, we all wish we could reduce the amount of tax we pay. One of the advantages of being a Self-employed deliveroo rider means that you can off set costs you have to pay for to do you job against your income, reducing the amount of tax you pay.

Expenses are products or services which you need to pay for in relation to the work you do for Deliveroo, Ubereats or Justeat, allowing you to carry out that work. HMRC has rules about what you can claim for (known as Allowable Expenses) and those you can’t (Disallowable Expenses).


Below is a list of expenses you can claim for depending on whether you do deliveries on a bicycle, scooter/motorcycle or car.

WARNING: some expenses cannot be claimed for from this list due to personal circumstances. It is strongly suggested you speak to an accountant due to HMRC’s strict rules which apply to certain tax write offs mentioned below. Failure to correctly file a tax return may result in investigation by HMRC. Speak to UGO TAX.

Allowable ExpensesCyclistMotorcycle Car
Maintenance Fees (Brake pads, tyres etc)Yesyesyes
Parking Chargesyesyesyes
Service Charges from Deliveroo,Ubereats or Justeatyesyesyes
Motorcycle gloves, jackets and trousersnoyesno
Mobile phone, holder and data allowanceyesyesyes
Accountant feesyesyesyes
Bank Charges for bank accountyesyesyes
Deliveroo, Ubereats Justeat kityesyesyes
Thermal bagsyesyesyes
Mileage Allowance (see details below about Mileage Allowance)yesyesyes
Food Allowance at £5 per dayyesyesyes
Deliveroo Ubereats and Justeat Commissions and service chargesyesyesyes
Allowable Expenses For Delivery Drivers

Below is a list of expenses you cannot claim for.

Disallowable ExpensesCyclistMotorcycle Car
Parking Finesnonono
Penalty Charge Notices (PCN)n/anono
Self-assessment interest and penaltiesnonono
Disallowable Expenses For Delivery Drivers

Can I claim a mileage allowance as an expense as a delivery driver?

You can claim a mileage allowance which means for every mile you cover you can claim 45p per mile up to 10,000 miles. 10,000+ miles are 25p per mile. however you cannot claim for petrol and maintenance charges so it is advisable to speak to an accountant to work out what is better. In some cases it is better to claim as mileage allowance as this reduces the amount of tax that might be due.

Now that you understand what allowable expenses a Deliveroo Rider can claim in their tax return, i recommend you read my post on Deliveroo, Ubereats or Justeat: which pays the best in the UK in 2021.

If you need help with registering as self employed or need to file a tax return we recommend you contact Ugo Tax.

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