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Government highlights tax benefits for ultra-low emission vehicles

Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) guidance on the tax benefits of ultra-low emission vehicles is now available.

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The OLEV guidance summarises the tax benefits currently applicable to ULEV vehicle owners/drivers.

Aimed at both business and private drivers, the summary sheet sets out the tax treatment of vehicles of 75g/km of CO2 and the benefits to drivers.

Business driver areas covered include Company Car Tax and taxation of vehicles on salary sacrifice schemes as well as Enhanced Capital Allowances.

The document also covers benefits relating to all ULEV users, including through lower VED rates and the 5% VAT rate on electricity used to charge plug-in vehicles at home compared to 20% VAT on fuels.

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.