7 July 2020
CORONAVIRUS: Can we “Furlough” the company car?
Do you have a company car which is barely being used due to COVID-19? Wondering if you could be saving on taxes? Read our latest article to find out more...
During the lockdown period many employees and directors have not been using their company cars and it has been sitting on their driveway. You might think that means that the benefit of having a company car does not apply but unfortunately HMRC do not agree.
HMRC have recently confirmed that there continues to be a taxable benefit unless the car is unavailable for private use for 30 or more consecutive days. They would continue to regard the car as available to the employee unless the keys or fobs are returned to the employer or to a third party as instructed by the employer.
This guidance needs to be taken into consideration when form P11Ds are completed.
Note also that where the employee is provided with a motor car with zero CO2 emissions there is no taxable benefit in kind for 2020/21.
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