I’m trying to get my head around the current tax position and accounting requirements with purchasing a car for use as a driving school car. I’m self employed and need to purchase or lease a car which will have dual controls fitted. I know that cars with dual controls are now no longer allowed to use the simplified expenses mileage claim (which I have previously been doing).
On trying to read the latest on the government website, it would appear that if I was to purchase a second hand car with CO2 emissions of over 50mg/km, it will only qualify for a ‘special rate allowance’ of 6% per year?
The value of the car depreciation will far outweigh this. So for example, if I buy a car for £20,000 then I can claim £1200 each year? But the business ‘me’ has paid out £20,000 from its profits to purchase the car or taken out a loan/pcp etc.
How is all this accounted for? Would I be better to lease and claim 100% of the monthly lease.
I’m sure I’m not understanding this correctly. Can someone explain? I want to make sure I’m using the most tax efficient way of financing a vehicle that I cannot do my job without.