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car tax

Pay-back to save tax

At first sight, company car drivers whose private fuel costs are met by their employers may seem to be onto a good thing, but there is a nasty tax. Enter, the Car Fuel Benefit charge.

Electric cars to be exempt from company car tax in 2020

When an employee or director has use of a company car, they are subject to benefit in kind tax. The amount of tax payable depends on the car’s value when new, and the CO2 emissions it produces. Therefore, an employee with a 1.2l petrol Toyota will pay much less tax than one with a 2.0l diesel Audi. 

Claiming back VAT on a vehicle purchase

Generally speaking, the purchase of any vehicle where there is any element of private use means any reclaim of VAT may be restricted. HMRC’s website offers the following guidance:  

Claiming back VAT on a vehicle purchase

Generally speaking, the purchase of any vehicle where there is any element of private use means any reclaim of VAT may be restricted. HMRC’s website offers the following guidance:  

2018 car tax bands - will it affect me?

New rules for car tax (Vehicle Excise Duty) come into force this year and unfortunately, it can mean a substantial hike in tax for some drivers if your car was first registered on or after 1 April 2017, especially if your car is a diesel vehicle. 

2018 car tax bands - will it affect me?

New rules for car tax (Vehicle Excise Duty) come into force this year and unfortunately, it can mean a substantial hike in tax for some drivers if your car was first registered on or after 1 April 2017, especially if your car is a diesel vehicle. 

Vehicle excise duty changes 2017

Thinking of changing your car? Be aware of new road tax changes from 1 April 2017 which could see you paying more in tax.