TMC is an independent, primarily volunteer organization that relies on ad revenue to cover its operating costs. Please consider whitelisting TMC on your ad blocker and becoming a Supporting Member. For more info: Support TMC

HMRC taxing EVs at max CO2 rate - check your coding notice

Discussion in 'The UK and Ireland' started by cyberkryten, Jul 19, 2018.

  1. cyberkryten

    cyberkryten Member

    Aug 20, 2015
    United Kingdom
    Got a new tax code notice, dated 10th July which has the car with a 37% BIK rate!

    When I contacted them, HMRC know it is an issue. Some EVs have been reset and not marked as zero emissions and because there is no CO2 figure, their system is assuming max CO2 and applying the highest BIK rate they have, then backdating it and surcharging for Apr/May/June as well.

    I know this has affected another Tesla owner and also a BMW i3 owner

    HMRC don't appear to be rechecking coding notices and correcting the rates themselves, so if you have a zero emission company vehicle, watch out for a a tax code change!
    • Like x 1
  2. arg

    arg Supporting Member

    Aug 22, 2012
    Cambridge, UK
    Yes, I've had this too - multiple times. You ring up and they fix it, but next time they touch your account (P11D arrived, SA return arrived, etc) they go back to the crazy value.

    At least it's such a huge error that you won't miss it.
    • Like x 1
  3. thegruf

    thegruf Active Member

    Mar 24, 2015
    ... going to check that right now - thanks guys

Share This Page

  • About Us

    Formed in 2006, Tesla Motors Club (TMC) was the first independent online Tesla community. Today it remains the largest and most dynamic community of Tesla enthusiasts. Learn more.
  • Do you value your experience at TMC? Consider becoming a Supporting Member of Tesla Motors Club. As a thank you for your contribution, you'll get nearly no ads in the Community and Groups sections. Additional perks are available depending on the level of contribution. Please visit the Account Upgrades page for more details.