Can I use the simplified version to claim mileage if I have a T2200?

I have an employer issued T2200 form and have a fuel allowance of .35/km. Can I use the simplified version to claim mileage, as I don't have all my actual fuel receipts, and my actual cost for fuel was more that given as an allowance

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There is no “flat rate” calculation method for business, employment or rental related automobile expenses. To claim those expenses, you must have receipts with the actual costs, as well as a log book that records your business kilometers traveled. There is, however, a simplified way to do a logbook, but that only determines your business use of the vehicle.

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