New fuel rates for company cars

New fuel rates for company cars

The new rates apply to all journeys on or after 1st March 2013.

HMRC has recently announced new fuel rates for company cars. The new rates apply to all journeys on or after 1st March 2013, until further notice.

The rates relate to employees who have a company car, pay for the fuel and claim back the business mileage from their employer.

The amounts can be used for VAT, but employers will need to retain receipts from the employee in support of their VAT return.

Engine size

Petrol

LPG

1,400cc or less15p10p
1,401cc to 2,000cc18p12p
Over 2,000cc26p18p


Engine size

Diesel

1,600cc or less13p
1,601cc to 2,000cc15p
Over 2,000cc18p

Petrol hybrid cars are treated as petrol cars for this purpose.

The rates are to be reviewed every quarter.

Any changes will apply at the beginning of each quarter –1st June, 1st September and 1st December.

 

Full details of current and previous rates can be found on the HMRC website