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company car information

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. 

Advisory Fuel Rates from 1 March 2019

The advisory fuel rates are changing from the 1st March 2019.

Advisory Fuel Rates from 1 March 2019

The advisory fuel rates are changing from the 1st March 2019.

Advisory Fuel Rates from 1 March 2019

The advisory fuel rates are changing from the 1st March 2019. These rates apply to employees who claim back fuel expenses when using a company car. The previous rates can be used for up to 1 month from the date the new rates apply.

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:  

Company car drivers and private fuel

Since the tax on private fuel provided with company cars is so high, many employers now have an arrangement whereby they no longer pay for private fuel. In this case, the employee must reimburse the employer for private fuel included in petrol bills paid by the employer. Otherwise, the employee may face a tax charge.

Company car drivers and private fuel

Since the tax on private fuel provided with company cars is so high, many employers now have an arrangement whereby they no longer pay for private fuel. In this case, the employee must reimburse the employer for private fuel included in petrol bills paid by the employer. Otherwise, the employee may face a tax charge.