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Directors Loan

clearaccounting100clearaccounting100 Feels At HomeRegistered Posts: 49
If a director has a directors loan with his company, can he use part of that loan to buy a company vehicle? or does he have to physically pay for it? I think i am ok to use his loan, but would like clarification please. Also the company is VAT registered so would he have to charge VAT on the sale of the fixed asset? he would wouldn't he? I know these are simple questions, but suddenly got a confidence crisis!! :(


  • groundygroundy Trusted Regular Registered Posts: 495
    He can charge the company vehicle to his directors loan account as long as it is done at a true market value. There would be no VAT presuming its a car, if its a van then yes VAT would have to be accounted for.
  • clearaccounting100clearaccounting100 Feels At Home Registered Posts: 49
    Thank you. It is a van so i'll be accounting for VAT. Thanks very much :)
  • deanshepherddeanshepherd Font Of All Knowledge Registered Posts: 1,809
    Hmm, I wonder if gifting it would be an option? If he is a shareholder it may be considered a deemed distribution of profit and perhaps avoid VAT. Of course, then you may have an NI issue. If not a shareholder and he had use of the asset as a company van prior to the gift could that be a BIK rather than a sale?

    Havn't got the inclination to work through the examples myself but it may be worth a look.
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