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FBT Q&A – Is the provision of a VW Crewvan an exempt benefit?

Question

Will a Volkswagen Crewvan TSI220 be considered a car benefit for FBT purposes?  It is a 5-seater vehicle and has a carrying capacity of less than 1 tonne.  The use of the vehicle by the employee is limited to work use and home-to-work travel.  I believe it could be considered as an ‘other goods carrying vehicle’ or ‘other passenger carrying vehicle’.

If it is considered a car fringe benefit, is it an ‘exempt car benefit’ where the use criteria is met? Would it be classed as a ‘panel van’ for these purposes?

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