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VAT on new vehicle for commission earner

Posted 29 September 2015 under Tax Questions



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Izhaar says:
25 September 2015 at 16:03

As a Commission earner and using my vehicle for business purposes. Can I claim the VAT back on purchasing a new vehicle?
also what can I claim on the interest portion?

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TaxTimTaxTim says:
28 September 2015 at 10:54

You can claim the full interest and when you calculate the wear and tear you would use the cost less the interest and add the VAT then divide by 7 to work out the wear and tear.


Izhaar says:
28 September 2015 at 16:39

why would I less the interest from the calculation if I can claim on it?
please advise according to the figures. car value R280 000. vat inclusive. interest R40000.


TaxTimTaxTim says:
29 September 2015 at 9:01

Apologies for the way the answer read, you would take the car value plus the VAT and use that to depreciate. Then the interest each year that you paid can be deducted as well. Not the entire interest over the period.

For example:

Value R200 000
VAT 28 000
Interest over 5 years R40 000

Year 1:

Depreciation - 228 000/7
Interest - R40 000/5


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