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CARS - 17.05.2024

Reduce company car tax with capital contribution

It’s time to replace your company car. A friend says that if you make a personal contribution to the cost it will be more tax efficient. The trouble is, you don’t have the cash for this. Is there still a way to achieve the tax saving?
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VAT - 01.05.2024

Leasing cars - what are the VAT pros and cons?

You’re considering leasing instead of purchasing cars for your business. This will improve cash flow and, according to the salesperson, allow you to reclaim VAT that you would not otherwise be entitled to. Are they correct?
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CARS - 05.03.2024

New fuel rates for cars and double-cab pickups

Company cars. HMRC’s advisory fuel rates (AFRs) can be used to prevent a taxable benefit in kind for fuel being triggered if an employer provides a car to an employee or director. Note that some double-cab pickups continue to count as cars for tax purposes despite HMRC’s recent attempt to recategorise them as vans (see The next step ). ...
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CARS & VANS - 24.01.2024

When is a vehicle “available” as a company car or van?

After a routine compliance check HMRC is demanding years of back tax and NI plus penalties from our subscriber simply because once every few months an employee uses the firm’s van for work. Is HMRC right or just trying it on?
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CARS - 12.12.2023

New advisory fuel rates for company cars

Changed rates . HMRC has updated its advisory fuel rates (AFRs) for the reimbursement of fuel costs, relating to company cars paid by employers or employees where one pays for fuel that’s properly an expense of the other. The new rates apply from 1 December 2023 but the old rates (shown in brackets below) can be used until 31 December 2023. Tip....
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NATIONAL INSURANCE - 29.11.2023

HMRC invites claims for NI refunds

HMRC concedes defeat. Following its defeat at the Upper Tribunal (UT) ( yr.23, iss.21, pg.5 , see The next step ), HMRC has issued a statement which seems to lay to rest its long-running dispute with employers who pay their employees’ car allowances . The statement accepts the UT’s ruling that the allowances can be disregarded as earnings when calculating NI contributions. ...
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VAT - 18.03.2024

Leasing cars - what are the VAT pros and cons?

You’re considering leasing instead of purchasing cars for your business. This will improve cash flow and, according to the salesperson, allow you to reclaim VAT that you would not otherwise be entitled to. Are they correct?
Read more

CARS - 05.03.2024

New fuel rates for cars and double-cab pickups

Company cars. HMRC’s advisory fuel rates (AFRs) can be used to prevent a taxable benefit in kind for fuel being triggered if an employer provides a car to an employee or director. Note that some double-cab pickups continue to count as cars for tax purposes despite HMRC’s recent attempt to recategorise them as vans (see The next step ). ...
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CARS - 17.05.2024

Reduce company car tax with capital contribution

It’s time to replace your company car. A friend says that if you make a personal contribution to the cost it will be more tax efficient. The trouble is, you don’t have the cash for this. Is there still a way to achieve the tax saving?
Read more

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