Vehicle hire contract deposit

hairylairy
hairylairy Just JoinedRegistered Posts: 20 New contributor 🐸
Does anyone know if a deposit paid (equivalent to 6 months hire) is fully allowable as an expense on top of the monthly repayments, for a new vehicle, for a self employed car salesman in his Self Assessment. Or maybe it should be a prepayment?

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  • douglasstroud
    douglasstroud Registered Posts: 237 Dedicated contributor 🌟 🐵 🌟
    Does he get the deposit back?
  • hairylairy
    hairylairy Just Joined Registered Posts: 20 New contributor 🐸
    Thanks douglasstroud
    That I don't know, I'll have to check.
    What difference will it make please?
  • douglasstroud
    douglasstroud Registered Posts: 237 Dedicated contributor 🌟 🐵 🌟
    You need to see the terms of the agreement, is he just hiring it, leasing it or buying it?
    All are treated differently
  • hairylairy
    hairylairy Just Joined Registered Posts: 20 New contributor 🐸
    I'll be sure to get a copy, might be back on here at a later date!
  • hairylairy
    hairylairy Just Joined Registered Posts: 20 New contributor 🐸
    I've so far discovered the car is on a 36 month contract hire, with none refundable deposit. Does that clear things up? I'm struggling here.
  • douglasstroud
    douglasstroud Registered Posts: 237 Dedicated contributor 🌟 🐵 🌟
    So definitely contract hire which is basically an operating lease, if you are using cash basis then just treat all payments as and when they are made including the deposit, if using accruals you need to look at the deposit taken, sometimes it will be be for the first few months and then some at the end, if this is the case I would treat any part of the deposit that is for the end of the contract as a prepayment.
  • hairylairy
    hairylairy Just Joined Registered Posts: 20 New contributor 🐸
    Thank you so much for your help. Presumably a deduction off payments of 15% for co2 emissions over 50g/km as well.
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