Does using a pool car count as a taxable benefit in kind?

There is no tax charge if you use a pool car. A pool car is one that is:

  • used by more than one employee;
  • not ordinarily used by one employee to the exclusion of others;
  • not normally kept at or near employees' homes; and
  • used only for business journeys – private use is only permitted if it is merely incidental to a business journey (for example, when commuting home with the car to allow an early start to a business journey the next morning).
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