BIK Tax Rates 2018: What The Latest Changes Mean For Company Cars

BIK Tax Rates

What are benefits in kind (BIK)?

‘Benefits in kind’ are benefits which employees or directors receive from their employment that are not included in their salary or wages. It is necessary to pay tax on all of these benefits, including a company car.

What are the changes to BIK tax rates?

As of the 6th of April, a new set of company car benefit-in-kind tax rates were introduced. With the government’s push for cleaner air and recent changes to legislation in mind, it’s unsurprising diesel vehicles are again the most affected.

This is the latest in a series of recent changes to tax which will bring about significant implications for fleet management.

The chancellor’s Autumn budget saw the surcharge on diesel company cars rise from 3% to 4%. Also, as of the 1st April, vehicle excise duty on diesel car purchases has increased by 1%.

The tax bands are separated according to a vehicle’s C02 emissions. The maximum possible BIK rate is 37%. It is not possible to exceed this even when the diesel surcharge is applied. The new BIK rates by CO2 emissions are as follows:

The new BIK tax rates are as follows:

0-50g/km – 13%

51-75g/km – 16%

76-94g/km – 19%

95-99g/km – 20%

100-104g/km – 21%

105-109g/km – 22%

110-114g/km – 23%

115-119g/km – 24%

120-124g/km – 25%

125-129g/km – 26%

130-134g/km – 27%

135-139g/km – 28%

140-144g/km – 29%

145-149g/km – 30%

150-154g/km – 31%

155-159g/km – 32%

160-164g/km – 33%

165-169g/km – 34%

170-174g/km – 35%

175-179g/km – 36%

180g/km+ – 37%

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