Can I claim back the VAT on a new van I have just bought?

Can I claim back the VAT on a new light commercial vehicle I just purchased? It will also be used for private use as well as business.

Asked on 10 May 2018 by JOHN PROUD

Answered by Dan Powell
If you're VAT registered, you can claim back the VAT paid on a van. However, if the van is also used privately, you can only reclaim the amount of VAT that’s proportional to business use. For example, a van that is in private use 50 per cent of the time, can only have half of the VAT reclaimed. For more information on van tax, see:
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