Calculating Benefit in Kind for Company Cars

At Jensen Fleet we understand that your company cars and your drivers are essential to the successful running of your company. One of the major things to understand in relation to the lease of company cars is the Benefit in Kind implications for your staff.

In relation to company cars, there are two ways of calculating the Benefit in Kind due from each employee.

The extent of the relief depends on the total number of kilometres of business travel for the year, and (if the car was first provided in 2009) the CO2 emissions of the car.

The assessable annual cash benefit for the use of a company car is calculated at 30% of the original market value of the car. This percentage is reduced for high business mileage as follows:

Business Mileage from 2009 and all subsequent periods:

  • 0 – 24,000 Km – 30%
  • 24,001 – 32,000 – 24%
  • 32,001 – 40,000 – 18%
  • 40,001 – 48,000 – 12%
  • 48,001 + – 6%


Commercial Vehicles

All commercial vehicles are exempt from benefit in kind where the below rules are followed:

  • The vehicle is used for the purpose of the employees work
  • The employer requires the commercial vehicle to be brought home
  • The employee spends most of his/her time working away from the office

Where any of the above conditions are not met a 5% Benefit in Kind should be applied.

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