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Ask A CPA - Fringe Benefits

Company Car

The use of a company car is tax free to the extent you use the car for business. If you use the vehicle for personal use your employer has the resposibility of calculating taxable income to you. You are required to maintain records such as a mileage log to document and substantiate your business use. You are not sunject to additional taxable income if your vehicle is considered a limited personal use vehicle. Llimited personal use vehicles include garbage, dump, flatbed or refrigerated trucks, hearses or ambulances, one passenger delivery trucks, police, fire or public safety vehicles, school and passenger buses and farm vehicles

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