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Can we claim back VAT on a five-seat SUV?

Can a company claim back VAT on a five-seat SUV?

Deirdre , Galway

Filed under commercial vehicle - Asked by Deirdre Dunne (Galway) - Tue, 10 Dec 2019 09:54

Neil Briscoe Answered by: Neil Briscoe - Complete Car Advisor - @neilmbriscoe


Hi Deirdre,

Not any more, I’m afraid. The government closed off the loophole in the tax system that allowed five-seat SUVs with big boots to be classed as vans for tax purposes. That was all shut down in July 2018. Now, it’s always worth checking with your accountant, and you can claim back VAT against five-seat crew-cab pickups and vans, but in general the claiming back on SUVs has gone, now. 

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