Private use of heavy goods vehicles

Our experts tell you what HMRC need to know if your employees make private use of your HGV

Our experts at DSR Tax Claims know how hard it is to find good, quality information about HMRC’s tax regulations that is easy to understand, and that’s why we have created these handy guides to tell you everything you need to know. Our aim is to make life easier for our clients and that is why we want to share our expertise with you. You can also call our friendly team on 0330 122 9972 – we’re the tax experts you can trust.

Do you need to report this private HGV use?

If you are an employer of HGV drivers and you let your employee borrow one of your heavy goods vehicles for private use, it doesn’t count as any kind of taxable expense or benefit as far as HMRC is concerned. This means you don’t need to report it to HMRC as long as the vehicle is normally used for work purposes. It also means that there is no additional tax or National Insurance to pay on any private use of the vehicle.

However, if the private use of the HGV forms part of a salary sacrifice arrangement, you will need to report it to HMRC on your P11D as it will no longer be classed as exempt. The amount you report will be whichever is the higher out of salary amount given up or annual value of the use of the HGV (this would need to take into account any rental or hire charges as well as other related expenses). This only applies to salary sacrifice arrangements made after 6th April 2017. Different rules applied prior to this date.

How can DSR Tax Claims help?

We aim to make life as simple as possible for our clients and that includes giving you the information you need to make your taxes (and your life) simpler and less stressful.  Our team of experts at DSR Tax Claims are always on hand to help our clients and our excellent standing with HMRC means that we can make sure you don’t fall foul of their regulations, while claiming your maximum tax relief. We can even take care of all that paperwork and deal with HMRC on your behalf too. Call our friendly team on 0330 122 9972 – we’re the tax experts you can trust.

This page was last updated on 07/11/2018.

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