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Reclaim vat on lease car

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I have a client who leases a car for business and personal use. The lease is in his name but he wants to put it through the business and reclaim VAT. Am I right in thinking he can't do this, and especially can't reclaim the VAT, as the lease is in his name and not in the company name? Is there a way he can reclaim any VAT on this? 

Ignoring the VAT element, he put any leasing costs through the business for business use? 

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By Les Howard
30th Oct 2019 17:00

Arguably he is being reimbursed for his expenditure. Is it a sole trader or company?
If you do decide to ‘put it through the company,’ there is a 50% input tax block.

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By carnmores
30th Oct 2019 18:10

Les , i thought HMRC had pronounced on that with a slightly different take . no surprise there.

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By Les Howard
30th Oct 2019 18:22

HMRC do sometimes deny input tax, but it does depend on specific facts, for example if the supplier will only deal with the employee, not with the employer.
Also, how risk-averse is the client?

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By carnmores
30th Oct 2019 19:09

they also hold that if the company pays it becomes a taxable BiK

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By carnmores
30th Oct 2019 18:11

duplicate removed

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