Fuel Reimbursement Increase for Company Cars from 1 Sep 2021
HMRC has increased the advisory fuel reimbursement rates that apply to employees’ private fuel for their company cars, as the result of recent increases in petrol and diesel prices. The same rates apply when the employer reimburses employees for fuel used for business journeys in their company car. Curiously the LPG reimbursement rates have reduced, which appears to be an anomaly.
The new fuel reimbursement rates apply from 1 September 2021, but you can continue to use the previous rates for up to 1 month from the date the new rates apply.
Where there has been a change the previous rate is shown in brackets: –
|1400cc or less||12p (11p)||7p (8p)|
|1600cc or less||10p (9p)|
|1401cc to 2000cc||14p (13p)||8p (9p)|
|1601 to 2000cc||12p (11p)|
|Over 2000cc||20p (19p)||15p (13p)||12p (14p)|
For hybrid cars you must use the petrol or diesel rate which may differ significantly from the actual fuel costs. The advisory electricity rate for fully electric cars is 4 pence per mile.
Employees should carefully consider whether it is advantageous having private fuel provided for their company car. Remember that the P11d benefit for having private fuel provided for a company car in 2021/22 is £24,600 multiplied by the CO2 emissions percentage for that vehicle.
For example, a director driving a Mercedes Benz E200 saloon company car (CO2 emissions 169g per km) would be assessed on 37% = £9,102 for 2020/21. If they are a higher rate taxpayer that would mean £3,641 tax. That is an awful lot of private fuel!
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