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VWT32 SWB 2.0TDi 102 Highline & VAT/BIK

Commercial vehicle for VAT & BIK?

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A ltd company client is looking to purchase a 2018 VW T32 2.0 TDi Highline Combi. Does anyone know how I can find out if this is a "van" with regards BIK? And if it is a van with regards VAT? I have looked at the VW tech data but am none the wiser! Thanks.

 

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By Accountant A
15th Apr 2019 17:46

What criteria do HMRC apply?

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By David.dgwright.co.uk
16th Apr 2019 08:44

Thanks, I have looked at this before but there are no VWs on the list. The Transporter is a proper van and not derived from a car. I think it is the load capacity with the rear seats in that will be the problem.

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By lionofludesch
15th Apr 2019 18:54

Not sure you can place any reliance on VW tech data.

They'll probably claim it's a push bike.

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By David.dgwright.co.uk
16th Apr 2019 08:45

Made me smile!!

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By Wilson Philips
16th Apr 2019 09:24

It's not authorative but comcar.co.uk appear to consider it to be a car.

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By David.dgwright.co.uk
16th Apr 2019 10:27

This looks like a good place to start, thank you very much.

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By Wilson Philips
16th Apr 2019 11:25

I'm not sure that it is in fact that helpful - it lists the same description in both the car and van section, so I guess there are different configurations of the same model.

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By David.dgwright.co.uk
16th Apr 2019 11:50

Thanks for pointing that out, if you go to vans and then click through to the tax calculation it does take you back to the same calculation as for cars, so it would indicate they think it is a car. I will try to find other sources as well.
My understanding is that it is the clients responsibility to determine if it is a car or a van. The garage is telling them it is a van for tax purposes but I am not sure HMRC will take a simple conversation with a salesman as evidence.
May be easier to tell the client to walk away from this deal.

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