IS YOUR company car an ultra low emission vehicle (ULEV), such as a plug-in hybrid, but you don’t know what fuel reimbursement rates to use?
What you need are the Advisory Fuel Rates, (AFR).
These are provided by the HMRC and provide an average cost per mile, depending on the engine size and fuel type of the car.
As an employee, you can use these Advisory Fuel Rates to pay for private mileage incurred in your company car where your employer pays for the cost of fuel in your car. This way, you avoid paying the expensive fuel benefit tax.
(AFRs allow employers to use an average figure rather than having to keep detailed records for each vehicle.)
If you have a petrol-hybrid car, you can use AFR petrol rates and if you have a diesel-hybrid car, you can use AFR diesel rates.
Currently, there is however, no AFR rate equivalent for pure electric vehicles (click here for the latest rates), because electricity is not considered to be a fuel for the purposes of Car Fuel Benefits legislation.
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