VAT Fuel Scale Charge

VAT Fuel Scale Charge

Overview

If your business is registered for VAT and you give ‘free’ fuel to your company car drivers. The VAT Fuel Scale Charge is a simplified way of recovering the VAT on the private use of company supplied fuel.

Questions you may ask:

  • When is a VAT Fuel Scale charge made?
  • What is the amount of VAT as an Employer I need to pay for my drivers free private fuel?
  • How does the scale charge work?

How does it work?

You are allowed to reclaim all of the VAT you’ve paid on the fuel purchased provided that you then add back in the VAT (as output tax) on the scale charge appropriate to your vehicle when making your VAT return.

 

2019/20 (From 1st May 2019)

CO2 Emissions

Fuel Scale Charge 12 month period

Output VAT

VAT Exclusive Fuel Scale Charge

<120g/km

£592

£98.67

£493.33

125g/km

£886

£147.67

£738.33

130g/km

£947

£157.83

£789.17

135g/km

£1,004

£167.33

£836.67

140g/km

£1,066

£177.67

£888.33

145g/km

£1,123

£187.17

£935.83

150g/km

£1,125

£187.50

£937.50

155g/km

£1,241

£206.83

£1,034.17

160g/km

£1,303

£217.17

£1,085.83

165g/km

£1,360

£226.67

£1,133.33

170g/km

£1,421

£236.83

£1,184.17

175g/km

£1,478

£246.33

£1,231.67

180g/km

£1,540

£256.67

£1,283.33

185g/km

£1,597

£266.17

£1,330.83

190g/km

£1,658

£276.33

£1,381.67

195g/km

£1,715

£285.83

£1,429.17

200g/km

£1,777

£296.17

£1,480.83

205g/km

£1,834

£305.67

£1,528.33

210g/km

£1,895

£315.83

£1,579.17

215g/km

£1,952

£325.33

£1,626.67

220g/km

£2,014

£335.67

£1,678.33

>225g/km

£2,071

£345.17

£1,725.83

CO2 value is not a multiple of five - CO2 value is rounded down to the next multiple of five to determine the level of charge

Bi-Fuel vehicle - the lower of the two CO2 emission values is used

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