Payroll advice - Fuel benefit P11D??

kev123kev123 New MemberPosts: 7Registered
Hi,

Sole director driving own car and paying for fuel on company debit card. I thought this may attract a P11D fuel benefit charge but then saw this:

http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/manuals/eimanual/eim25530.htm

Please can someone clarify what the position is?

Thanks in advance.
K.

Comments

  • jenny3549jenny3549 Trusted Regular Posts: 472Registered
    My understanding is that Fuel Benefit only applies to company cars provided. When an employee (or in this case director) uses their own car then it's all about the AMAPs. Normally they would be paid an allowance per mile however, in this case it is just a fuel card.

    The calculation would be to work out the approved allowance (business miles travelled x approved rate) and compare to the cost of fuel provided. Depending on how many business miles he does versus personal there would either be a charge or relief on the difference.

    That's my understanding anyway - happy to be corrected!
  • deanshepherddeanshepherd Font Of All Knowledge Posts: 1,809Registered
    jenny3549 wrote: »
    My understanding is that Fuel Benefit only applies to company cars provided.

    Correct.
  • payrollpropayrollpro Trusted Regular Hampshire/SurreyPosts: 418Registered, Working Together with HMRC
    Absolutely right that there is no fuel charge but there is on the use of credit. Any personal spending on the company card goes in section C unless there are records to prove the sum was taxed or made good.
  • MarieNoelleMarieNoelle Trusted Regular Hampshire/Surrey borderPosts: 1,462Moderator, MAAT, AAT Licensed Accountant
    Just out of interest, could this be put down as "disallowed fuel" towards the director's loan and if this doesn't exceed £5,000 then no BIK arises?
  • deanshepherddeanshepherd Font Of All Knowledge Posts: 1,809Registered
    Yes, and a dispensation can avoid the 'use of credit' issue highlighted by PayrollPro above.
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