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Company vans

The taxable benefit for the unrestricted use of company vans will be £3,000 (with no reduction for older vans) plus a further £500 of taxable benefit if fuel is provided by the employer for private travel.

The maximum tax payable on the use of a company van is £1,400 p.a., and the employer's Class1A NIC payable is £448 p.a.

Van and fuel charge 2008/09 2007/08
Van more than four years old
Tax (20% taxpayer) £700 £770
Tax (40% taxpayer) £1,400 £1,400
Employer’s class 1A NICs £448 £448

Employer provided vans: fuel benefit rules

Legislation in the 2008 Finance Bill will ensure that reimbursement of private fuel costs for vans will not be treated as earnings for tax purposes. The same rules will have effect for the provision of van fuel for private use as those that currently have effect for company car fuel.

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