When is a van not a van?

It's not important whether the vehicle is a van. What's important is that it's not a car. For VAT purposes it will be a car if: It is of a kind normally used on public roads, has three or more wheels and either: is constructed or adapted for carrying passengers; or has roofed and windowed… Continue reading When is a van not a van?

Autumn Budget 2017

Yesterday saw a budget that focused, as expected, on housing and a stormy economic forecast. Our full summary is available on our website, but the key tax developments are summarised below. Personal Tax Rates and Allowances The personal allowance is currently £11,500 and will increase to £11,850 in April 2018. The higher rate threshold similarly… Continue reading Autumn Budget 2017

New Vehicle Tax Rates April 2017

We all know that there are a few things we need to consider before buying a new car. These are some common questions which are asked by clients (hopefully before they go ahead and make that major purchase): “Should I purchase a car through my business or should I use my own car for business… Continue reading New Vehicle Tax Rates April 2017

VAT on Commercial Vehicles

You would think that it was easy to identify a commercial vehicle, such as a HGV or a transit van and in most cases it is. However vehicle companies are now manufacturing vehicles that have a dual purpose. These vehicles are car derived vans which are sold as lifestyle vehicles that can also be used… Continue reading VAT on Commercial Vehicles

VAT on Company Vehicles

If you are looking to buy a car through your VAT registered business then there are several things to consider; it can be a great tax saving idea however you must consider all of the implications. The most important point is that the VAT on the purchase of the vehicle can only be claimed back… Continue reading VAT on Company Vehicles