Car enthusiasts would not have unnoticed the unveiling of a stunning car recently: the Porsche Taycan Turbo. And it’s an all electric beauty.
Convenient then, to look at the current tax advantages of buying an electric vehicle (the Porsche starting at a relatively modest £83,367).
So how does the company car tax rules work? In a nutshell, the lower the Co2 emissions the lower the tax “benefit” percentage, and, there are some upcoming attractive tax reliefs for all electric company cars.
For 2019/20 the appropriate percentage for cars with Co2 emissions of 50g/km or less is 16%, while the appropriate percentage for cars with CO2 emissions of 51-75g/km increases to 19%. The appropriate percentage is set at 22% for cars with emissions in the 76-94g/km band and at 23% for cars within the 95-99g/km band. Thereafter, the charge increases by 1% for each 5g/km rise in CO2 emissions until the maximum charge of 37% is reached for cars with CO2 emissions of 265g/km and above.
The diesel supplement remains at 4% for 2019/20 and applies to cars with emissions not certified to Real Driving Emissions 2 (RDE2) standards or which do not meet the Euro standard 6d (subject to not exceeding the maximum charge of 37%).
For 2019/20 the fuel multiplier is set at £24,100.
Looking ahead to 2020/21, the charge for electric and hybrid cars is to be reduced. From 6 April 2020, the appropriate percentage for zero emission cars falls to 2% and the appropriate percentage applying to cars in the 1-50g/km band will depend on the level of the car’s CO2 emissions as shown in the table below.
By choosing an electric or hybrid company car, it is possible to significantly reduce the associated tax bill from 2020/21 onwards.
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