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Van Tax

If you are self-employed, does business van tax affect you? And what if you are an employee of a company? Are you liable for company van tax? We explain the key tax issues for vans and for double cab pickups, too.

VW AmarokVan tax on double cabs and pick ups

Story: Ralph Morton | Posted 20 April 2015

WE all like a double cab. But do you have to pay tax on a double cab or pick up. Answer: yes if you have a company provided double or single cab pick-up and use it for private mileage. But the silver lining to this is that you don’t have to pay company car levels… Read more…

Florist loading up vanCompany van tax

Story: Ralph Morton | Posted 13 April 2015

VAN tax: do you have to pay it? Well yes if you use a company van for private mileage, then you must pay company van tax. It’s known as a benefit in kind. In Budget 2015 the Chancellor raised the company van tax rates so that the annual tax liability for any type of company van is… Read more…

VW amarokVan tax on double cabs and pick ups

Story: Ralph Morton | Posted 8 April 2015

WE all like a double cab. But do you have to pay tax on a double cab or pick up. Answer: yes if you have a company provided double or single cab pick-up and use it for private mileage. But the silver lining to this is that you don’t have to pay company car levels… Read more…

Company van tax on electric vansCompany van tax on electric vans

Story: Ralph Morton | Posted 8 April 2015

UNTIL the 2015/16 tax year, if you drove a company van that was powered by electricity you payed no benefit in kind van tax. No more. Following Budget 2015 company van tax on electric vans is changing; tax will be paid in a tapered rate to eventually meet the company van tax rates paid by… Read more…

Tipper vanVehicle Excise Duty for vans 2015/16

Story: Matt Morton | Posted 7 April 2015

COMMONLY known as road tax, but in actual fact it’s correct term is Vehicle Excise Duty or VED for short. These are the new Vehicle Excise Duty rates for vans announced in Budget 2015. Euro IV emissions standards for vans became mandatory for all vehicles registered after December 31, 2006. Vehicle Excise Duty for vans 2015/16 Vans… Read more…

Florist loading Ford Fiesta vanWhat is company van tax?

Story: Ralph Morton | Posted 17 February 2015

VAN tax: do you have to pay it? Well yes if you use a company van for private mileage, then you must pay company van tax. It’s known as a benefit in kind. In Budget 2014 the Chancellor raised the tax rates so that the annual tax liability for any type of company van tax is £3090…. Read more…

Electric, charging, pointWhat’s the fuel benefit charge for electric vehicles?

Story: Edward Stephens | Posted 3 October 2014

Congestion Charge signLondon Congestion Charge rises to £11.50

Story: Matt | Posted 5 June 2014

TRANSPORT FOR LONDON (TfL) has confirmed its plans to increase the London Congestion Charge from £10 to £11.50 this month, in an attempt to keep a lid on traffic chaos and improve the capital’s transport network. The 15 per cent rise means business users will pay up to £400 more every year to drive within… Read more…

Renault_KangooCompany van tax rises in Budget

Story: Ralph Morton | Posted 19 March 2014

VAN drivers with company provided vans – expect to pay more in company van tax from April. The company van tax benefit-in-kind charge is rising from £3000 in 2013/14 to £3090 in 2014/15, the Chancellor announced in his Budget today (19 March). That means if you pay tax at 20% your yearly charge for full… Read more…

SsangYong KorandoWhen is a van not a commercial vehicle?

Story: Ralph Morton | Posted 6 August 2013

IT’S a good question, although HMRC is unequivocal: if it has a payload of one tonne then it’s a commercial vehicle. However, there is a BUT. HMRC recognises this ‘but’ and has a list of exceptions –these include car-derived vans and combi vans. However, Business Vans reader Chris Bone made a relevant comment on our… Read more…