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New vehicle tax rates from April 2017

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Vehicle tax, known as Vehicle Excise Duty (VED), is changing for cars and motor homes that are first registered after 31 March 2017. It will increase the purchase price and running costs of most new vehicles. The…

People with Significant Control Register (PSC Register) – Q&A’s

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What is the People with Significant Control Register (PSC Register)? From 6 April 2016, UK Companies and Limited Liability Partnerships are required to maintain a PSC register and investigate any potential PSC’s who may require…

Beetles over Juiced?

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Recent stories in the media about over-emitting diesel VWs raised questions about how these polluting vehicles are taxed when it comes to assessing benefits in kind. Are employees driving around in company VWs in peril…

Businesses can recover its input VAT on the purchase of vans, but not on cars.

Is it a car? Is it a van? … or is it a car-derived van or combi-van?

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We receive many queries about whether a vehicle is a car or a van, the answer to which can have a massive implication for both income tax and VAT purposes. A business can recover its…