Varying country laws of the individual member states of the EU will continue to make taxation of company cars inconsistent and complex for the foreseeable future.
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Photo of Madrid, Spain, courtesy of CynSimp via Wikimedia Commons.

Varying country laws of the individual member states of the EU will continue to make taxation of company cars inconsistent and complex for the foreseeable future.

 

Photo of Madrid, Spain, courtesy of CynSimp via Wikimedia Commons.

Differing tax policies for countries in the European Union make it difficult to establish a uniform pan-European fleet policy, according to a taxation guide from from Nexus Communication.

The various country laws of the individual member states of the EU will continue to make taxation of company cars inconsistent and complex for the foreseeable future, according to a release from Nexus Communication. Further still, disruptive mobility alternatives for fleets will increase this complexity, with a shift toward new mobility policies, as well as legal uncertainty’s related to connected car networks.

As a result, fleet policies need to be reviewed and adapted more and more frequently in order to keep pace with current legal and technological developments, the report observed

The taxation guide also detailed how companies are still facing falling residual values for diesel vehicles as the result of “dieselgate” and the potential solutions for this. It also observed the tax treatment of electric vehicles in different countries as many grant tax advantages for their purchase and maintenance; and in some countries it is possible to depreciate the additional price attributable to the battery of an EV separately from the vehicle cost.

The 2018 Taxation Guide is sponsored by Skoda and Volkswagen Financial Services and looks at changes that have been made by governments in 23 European countries in the taxation of company vehicles during the last 12 months.

The Fleet Europe Taxation Guide 2018 can be ordered here at a price of $111 (95 euros) for the printed version and $99 (85 euros) for the digital version, which expands its coverage to 29 EU countries. Digital versions per country can be also ordered at a price of $52 (45 euros). 

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