A new super-deduction tax relief, announced in the Budget, can be applied to fleets investing in new vans and trucks, HMRC has confirmed.
The case involved the use of three vehicles – two Volkswagen Kombis and a Vauxhall Vivaro – and whether they should be treated as cars or vans for tax purposes.
Defining when a vehicle is a van or a company car for tax purposes remains “hopelessly unclear”, according to accountancy firm RSM.
Plans to reform VED for vans should be postponed until there is a greater supply of affordable low emission vehicles, according to the BVRLA and the FSB.
A haulier has 14 days to prove it is directly employing its drivers or demonstrate that using self-employed drivers is legal for the activities they undertake.