VAT refund claims window to close

A 12-month window to claim VAT refunds on two specific areas of fleet dating back to 1973 will close at the end of March 2009. It covers fleet support bonus payments made to employers that bought company cars outright between 1973 and 1996/7. HM Revenue and Customs will also consider VAT refunds on mileage reimbursement payments made to employees. Geoffrey Bray, chairman of Fleet Support Group, said: “Companies should lodge claims now.”