Business use of shareholder personal car

If a shareholder/owner-manager who is not an employee is using his personal car for company business, do you use mileage allowance at the prescribed rate to reimburse or do you use a portion of actual vehicle expenses based on pro rata use for business vs personal?

Presumably he/she is an employee?:

We consider an allowance to be reasonable if all of the following conditions apply:

  • The allowance is based only on the number of business kilometres driven in a year
  • The rate per-kilometre is reasonable
  • You did not reimburse the employee for expenses related to the same use of the vehicle. This does not apply to situations where you reimburse an employee for toll or ferry charges or supplementary business insurance, if you determined the allowance without including these reimbursements

Use the prescribed rate to reimburse owner of vehicle. Be sure to claim the HST on the amount as well. Be sure to have some supporting documentation for the mileage claimed.

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