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A ltd co client wants to get a fuel card

the company doesn't own a vehicle and the client uses his own vehicle and we put through a mileage claim. i think the lure of the fuel card is reduced price fuel

not sure if this is possible or if there are any implications for the company / client personally.

thanks in advance, its been a long day

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By lionofludesch
09th Sep 2020 17:45

I don't see why not.

The consequence will be that the director owes the company for all the fuel that goes in his car. He may be happy with that if it's cheaper.

He can, of course, pay for it by set off against his mileage claim.

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By paul.benny
09th Sep 2020 21:02

A fuel card is just the company paying bills on behalf of the employee.

Once you realise that it's the same as any other 'drawings'.

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By Paul Crowley
09th Sep 2020 21:39

Payments straight to Dirs loan means he can buy sweets with his fuel

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By Michael Davies
10th Sep 2020 13:38

What happened to flashing the fuel card at the cashier before filling up ?

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By Wilson Philips
10th Sep 2020 13:48

I think that HMRC have got better things to do at the moment than have Officers stationed at filling stations across the country to check whether a fuel card is presented prior to putting one's mitts on the nozzle.

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By lionofludesch
10th Sep 2020 14:02

Michael Davies wrote:

What happened to flashing the fuel card at the cashier before filling up ?


Surely that is only when you're buying fuel on your own card on behalf of the employer. You have to ensure that the lass at the till knows you're contracting on behalf of your employer.
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By Wilson Philips
10th Sep 2020 14:51

Strictly (and I suppose hypothetically) not so - it's the opposite in fact. Unless you have made that 'contract' then as soon as you start filling up you have incurred a personal (pecuniary) liability to pay for the fuel. If using the employer's fuel card then he is settling that liability on your behalf. If you're using your own card it doesn't matter.

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By Paul Crowley
10th Sep 2020 15:16

That was my understanding.
But never come across it in any real like context. Same issue with drawings item on company credit card.
Cannot remember last time saw any commentary, or heard in CPD of the company card problem.
I assumed the moronic thought process suggesting concerns had quietly been put to rest

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By Wilson Philips
10th Sep 2020 15:29

Never came across it, never heard of anyone else coming across it. It’s been so long since I last heard mention of it I can no longer remember whether this was an Inland Revenue (sic) decree or just the mutterings of an overly cautious speaker.

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