Advisory fuel rates from 1 September 2019
The advisory fuel rates for claiming back mileage in a company car from 1 September 2019 are as follows:
Engine size Petrol – amount per mile LPG – amount per mile
1400cc or less 12 pence 8 pence
1401 to 2000cc 14 pence 10 pence
Over 2000cc 21 pence 14 pence
Engine size Diesel – amount per mile
1600cc or less 10 pence
1601 to 2000cc 11 pence
Over 2000cc 14 pence
For the purposes of claiming back mileage, hybrid cars can be treated as either petrol or diesel. The above rates apply from 1 September 2019 but you can use the previous rates up to 30 September 2019 if desired. It is not compulsory to use the above rates but if they are applied, there is no charge to Income Tax or NIC on amounts paid to employees.
Advisory Electricity Rate
For fully electric cars, employees can claim back 4 pence per mile when using the car for business purposes. Electricity is not classed as a fuel for car fuel benefit purposes. This new rate can be claimed from 1 September 2018.
Given the government’s changing stance on company car taxation and the move towards ‘greener’ cars, it is often worth revisiting which car you drive or which cars you offer in the company car fleet. There are tax considerations for both the employer and employee who will be keen to optimise the tax position whist driving cars that fit the purposes of the business/individual.
If you are thinking about your options, we can explain them to you and help you understand which course of action might ‘tick the boxes’. It is important that all aspects are considered, not just tax, so that an informed decision is made.
If this is an area you’d like help with, please contact Helen Sewell on 01527 558539 or [email protected] Helen is experienced in all matters of employer and employee taxation, such as benefits in kind, payroll and also personal taxation.