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Taxation of company cars in 2024/25

taxation of company cars

Taxation of company cars in 2024/25 A taxable benefit arises where an employee has the private use of a company car. Unless the car is an electric car, a further benefit arises if the employer meets the cost of fuel for private travel. Car benefit charge The amount that is charged to tax depends predominantly … Read more

Mileage allowance payments

Approved mileage allowances

To save work, employers can pay employees a mileage allowance if they use their own car for business journeys. The Government have recently cleared up confusion as to what can be paid tax-free, confirming the maximum tax-free amount. Mileage allowance payments The approved mileage allowance payments system is a simplified system that allows employers to … Read more

Is paying mileage allowance at the approved rate still a good idea?

Approved mileage allowances

Where an employee uses their own vehicle for business journeys, their employer can cover the associated costs by paying a mileage allowance. As long as the allowance does not exceed that payable at the approved rate, payment of the allowance is tax-free. Employers can instead reimburse the employee’s actual costs associated with using their own … Read more

Identifying NIC increases on a payslip

National Insurance Contributions

For 2022/23 only, the rates of Class 1 (employer and employee) National Insurance contributions are increased by 1.25 percentage points, along with the rates of Class 1A, Class 1B and Class 4 contributions. The NIC increases are a temporary increase pending the introduction of the Health and Social Care Levy from 6 April 2023. The … Read more

Increasing the normal minimum pension age

Pension age

The normal minimum pension age (NMPA) is the age at which most pension savers can access their pensions without incurring an unauthorised pension charge (unless they take their pension earlier due to ill-health). Registered pension scheme cannot normally pay any benefits to members until they reach the NMPA (except in the case of ill-health). Registered … Read more