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Double cab pick up - van or car?

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The crucial caveat for determining whether or not a double cab pick up is classed as a van or a car for VAT and BIK purposes is that it is capable of carrying a payload of over 1 tonne. Assuming the vehicle passes that test, and all double cabs do I'd imagine, or no-one would buy them, what is the case where the normally open pick up area at the back is enclosed, and contains seating? Is it then a car, and therefore VAT cannot be claimed and the BIK is far more?
A further thought - if the vehicle was bought new with seats in the covered rear, then surely it's a car from the off. What if it was bought with an open payload area, but was then converted at a later date? Presumably this would not affect the VAT already claimed, but it would affect the BIK?
Your thoughts appreciated.

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By RogerMT
20th Aug 2020 10:46

No need for answers, I've found another v similar thread here: https://www.accountingweb.co.uk/any-answers/vw-combi-vans

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By Tax Dragon
20th Aug 2020 10:47
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By Paul Crowley
22nd Aug 2020 18:10

Van per Helen's new article

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By Tax Dragon
24th Aug 2020 09:55

For now. Probably.

But if you are advising a client on a current acquisition, it might be sensible to include a caveat.

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