Posted on 7 December 2015
HMRC have just released the latest Advisory fuel rates that come into effect from 1 December 2015.
The new rates which can be found here apply to employees using company cars on business journeys.
There has been a 1p per mile reduction in respect of petrol engine cars over 1400cc and over 2000cc; and a corresponding reduction of 1p per mile in respect of diesel for cars over 2000cc.
It is important to ensure that employees are paid within the HMRC rates to avoid a tax charge arising. During an employer compliance Inspection one of the key checks made by HMRC relates to claims made relating to business travelled, both in company cars and employees own vehicles and make a significant amount of recoveries from employers in respect of excess rate payments.
If you would like any help in understanding how Smith Cooper can help you to minimise your risks of underpaid tax and NIC arising during HMRC compliance inspections, please contact our Head of Employment Tax.