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Car Benefit Reduced Where Unavailable

P11d forms reporting benefits in kind provided to employees and directors need to be submitted to HMRC by 6 July. Where a company car is “unavailable” for private use for 30 or more consecutive days the benefit is proportionately reduced. During the various lockdown periods, many employees and directors have not been using their company […]

Read more June 15th, 2021

Advisory Fuel Rates For Company Cars June 2021

These are the suggested reimbursement rates for employees’ private mileage using their company car from 1 June 2021. Where there has been a change the previous rate is shown in brackets. For wholly electric cars there is a 4p advisory rate. However, for hybrid cars use the equivalent petrol or diesel rate. Note that for […]

Read more June 15th, 2021

Advisory Fuel Rates For Company Cars March 2021

These are the suggested reimbursement rates for employees’ private mileage using their company car from 1 March 2021. Where there has been a change the previous rate is shown in brackets. For wholly electric cars there is a 4p advisory rate. However, for hybrid cars use the equivalent petrol or diesel rate. Note that for […]

Read more March 11th, 2021

Advisory Fuel Rates For Company Cars January 2021

These are the suggested reimbursement rates for employees’ private mileage using their company car from 1 December 2020. Where there has been a change the previous rate is shown in brackets. For wholly electric cars there is a 4p advisory rate. However, for hybrid cars use the equivalent petrol or diesel rate. Note that for […]

Read more January 13th, 2021

Advisory Fuel Rates For Company Cars September 2020

These are the suggested reimbursement rates for employees’ private mileage using their company car from 1 September 2020. Where there has been a change the previous rate is shown in brackets. You can continue to use the previous rates for up to 1 month from the date the new rates apply. For wholly electric cars […]

Read more October 15th, 2020

Still Considering An Electric Company Car?

There is currently a zero P11d benefit for the drivers of electric cars in 2020/21. The legislation for this change is included in Finance Act 2020 which also states that the benefit will be 1% of list price in 2021/22 and then 2% in 2022/23. The zero taxable benefit also applies to hybrid cars emitting […]

Read more October 14th, 2020

Company Vans As Motor Cars

The Court of Appeal have now ruled on the tax status of certain vehicles provided to employees of Coca Cola. The court has upheld the HMRC view that vans with windows and a second row of seats behind the driver are not goods vehicles but motor cars for benefit in kind purposes. Consequently, the income […]

Read more September 7th, 2020

MOTs Due From 30 March 2020

Your car, van or motorcycle’s MOT expiry date will be extended by 6 months if it is due on or after 30 March 2020 – but you must keep your vehicle safe to drive. The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) has confirmed that MOT expiry dates will be extended by 6 months for all […]

Read more April 27th, 2020

Advisory Fuel Rates For Company Cars December 2019

These are the suggested reimbursement rates for employees’ private mileage using their company car from 1 December 2019. Where there has been a change the previous rate is shown in brackets. You can continue to use the previous rates for up to 1 month from the date the new rates apply. For hybrid cars use […]

Read more January 7th, 2020

Time For An Electric Company Car?

The Government has announced that there will be a zero P11d benefit for the drivers of electric cars from 2020/21. This is instead of the 2% scale charge that was originally included in the Finance Act 2017 to apply for 2020/21. The legislation for the change will be included in Finance Bill 2020 and it […]

Read more October 3rd, 2019

Tax Definitions Of Vans & Cars

When is a van not a van? HMRC are being urged to provide clarity and consistency on the tax treatment of commercial vehicles such as VW Kombi Vans marketed as goods vehicles. The need for clarity follows the ruling in an important tax tribunal case involving “vans” provided to employees of Coca Cola. The court […]

Read more September 16th, 2019

Some Cars Only Qualify For 6% Tax Relief Now

The latest Finance Act has reduced the tax writing down allowance for motor cars that emit more than 110 grams of CO2 to just 6% on a reducing balance basis from April 2019. In the case of company cars, the vehicle is included in the “special rate” pool which means that even when the car […]

Read more June 10th, 2019