Van fuel benefit from 2005/06: replacement vans
Section 163(2) ITEPA 2003
Effect on fuel charge for normal van
Section 160 (the van fuel charging section) applies as though the replacement van were the normal van. It follows that fuel provided for the replacement van is treated as though it were provided for the normal van.
Effect on fuel charge for replacement van
The replacement van is treated as unavailable for the days on which it replaces the normal van. It follows that there is no van fuel charge for the replacement van for that period.
Other possible adjustments to the charge
The van benefit charge is also subject to adjustment as follows:
- see EIM22925 if the van is unavailable for part of the year
- see EIM22935 if the van is shared
- see EIM22930 if free fuel is withdrawn during the year and not reinstated.
2005/06 and 2006/07
Because the van fuel benefit charge is nil for these two years, its existence can effectively be ignored until 2007/08.