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owls

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I've already said that yes spending on a new van you save 30% of the expense in paying less tax and NI.... The other 70% is still out of your pocket. Jesus Christ. Drive a new van if you want, I don't want to. Lets move on lol
What are you waffling On about 70% out of your pocket, a van is 100% deductible against any profits, expenses against your income tax ie capital allowance, I give in... see you later.
 
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What are you waffling On about 70% out of your pocket, a van is 100% deductible against any profits, expenses against your income tax ie capital allowance, I give in... see you later.
f**k sake man this isn't hard to understand surely .... Right let's say you earn 30k and drive a s**t van. You get taxed on 19k and pay 3800 tax.
Let's now say I spend 3k on leasing a nice van or a van on finance. Now my earnings are 27k and get taxed on 16k paying 3200 tax. Soooo 30k - 3800 is 26200.
27k - 3200 is 23800. So you're 2400 worse off driving your nice van.
Any more questions or confusion let me know
 

Tinytom

Well-Known Member
fk sake man this isn't hard to understand surely .... Right let's say you earn 30k and drive a st van. You get taxed on 19k and pay 3800 tax.
Let's now say I spend 3k on leasing a nice van or a van on finance. Now my earnings are 27k and get taxed on 16k paying 3200 tax. Soooo 30k - 3800 is 26200.
27k - 3200 is 23800. So you're 2400 worse off driving your nice van.
Any more questions or confusion let me know
I could be wrong but I thought the £3k van bill would come off your £3800 tax bill. Not your earnings for the year
 
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I could be wrong but I thought the £3k van bill would come off your £3800 tax bill. Not your earnings for the year
Na it comes off your earnings.
Anyway it's a lovely van and this threads gone way off subject
 

owls

Private Member
Bearing in mind I buy 2 new vans every few years and have done for a good few years,and turn over 10 grand plus a week, he thinks I’ve come down in the last shower.
 

Zippydragon

Well-Known Member
I’m not gd with tax deductions etc. I’d heard finance gets claimed back easy. If I buy a van for say 5k outright can I claim the whole 5 k against tax
 

Cockney1

Well-Known Member
I’ve got hilti screw guns rtype stabila levels mega mixer All the best tools money can buy for plastering but have a £700 Suzuki Vitara your vehicle does sweet fa apart from get u from a to b
And carry all your tools. Without it you wouldn’t be able to even go to work!
 

Ritch

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fk sake man this isn't hard to understand surely .... Right let's say you earn 30k and drive a st van. You get taxed on 19k and pay 3800 tax.
Let's now say I spend 3k on leasing a nice van or a van on finance. Now my earnings are 27k and get taxed on 16k paying 3200 tax. Soooo 30k - 3800 is 26200.
27k - 3200 is 23800. So you're 2400 worse off driving your nice van.
Any more questions or confusion let me know
Are u a accountant turned plasterer by chance
 

Rossi46

Private Member
I’ve got hilti screw guns rtype stabila levels mega mixer All the best tools money can buy for plastering but have a £700 Suzuki Vitara your vehicle does sweet fa apart from get u from a to b
Maybe fine for site work but turn up to price a job with all your tools in the back of a barbie car and it doesn’t bode well.
 

Ritch

Well-Known Member
Maybe fine for site work but turn up to price a job with all your tools in the back of a barbie car and it doesn’t bode well.
I win all my jobs on recommendation mainly not what car I drive pal but when I do go price a job I normally drive my car anyway,the girls must be ruff round your ways if there driving jlx’s lol
 

Rossi46

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I win all my jobs on recommendation mainly not what car I drive pal but when I do go price a job I normally drive my car anyway,the girls must be ruff round your ways if there driving jlx’s lol
Ooooh a JLX :LOL::LOL::LOL: You’re comedy you
 

satan

Active Member
Yes the black edition
I bought one new the older model 2000. Drove like a bus and just as slow but I know they have improved since then.

I had it 15 years and 270,000 miles. It still did 50mpg. Only things in all that time besides brakes and servicing was 2 coil springs.............1 x roll bar bushes, ..............1 x fuel pump repair...............2x ball joints...................1x exhaust welding.

I abused the f**k out of it over loading it with timber and blocks etc. Drove it up and down mountain tracks, across fields and through the sea. It was still going when I sold it to a man who delivered firewood.

I hated it but it was the best vehicle I ever had.
 
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Maybe fine for site work but turn up to price a job with all your tools in the back of a barbie car and it doesn’t bode well.
Job I'm currently working on. You can see my van if you look closely. Customers dont give a toss what you drive
 

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Rossi46

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Job I'm currently working on. You can see my van if you look closely. Customers dont give a toss what you drive
You at least own a van. A professional tradesman is likely to have a van in order to carry all the tools necessary for the job and also be able to carry the necessary materials. Try loading 15 plaster bags into the back of a Sierra estate.
If you’re going to price a job in a decent van with sign writing and wearing decent kit then you’re likely to be able to demand more money and Instill more confidence in the customer than someone wearing tracksuit bottoms with holes in and they’re in a car with spirit levels sticking out of the windows. That’s my point.
 

lurpak

Artex Boy
Interesting debate. I’ve always preferred to have a cheap van and decent car. Got mates with 30k transPorters for work. Id rather have a £25k car and 5k van.

People hire you, not your van. You can pull up in a 30k van but if you’re a drip you aint getting the job.

Pull up in a £700 berlingo but have a
Bit about you, more likely to land job.
 

satan

Active Member
Interesting debate. I’ve always preferred to have a cheap van and decent car. Got mates with 30k transPorters for work. Id rather have a £25k car and 5k van.

People hire you, not your van. You can pull up in a 30k van but if you’re a drip you aint getting the job.

Pull up in a £700 berlingo but have a
Bit about you, more likely to land job.
I used to agree with you Lurpy but one day many years back there was something in paper where they stated the running costs of a vehicle.

So I sat down and worked out all spent besides usual stuff like brakes, service tyres etc. So costs where cost of van over 3 years then sell for sod all and repairs like clutch, shocks exhaust etc.

I think it came to around £30.00 per week over the life of second hand van that I had it for.

A brand new van was £45.00 per week..............12 month warrenty.................and doubtful I would have anything much go wrong in the 5 years I was going to keep it.........no heartache...............And then I could sell it for a whack after 5 years.

Basically no competition but I ended up keeping it 15 years and I would say it ended up costing me about £15.00 per week.

Perhaps I was lucky?
 

lurpak

Artex Boy
I used to agree with you Lurpy but one day many years back there was something in paper where they stated the running costs of a vehicle.

So I sat down and worked out all spent besides usual stuff like brakes, service tyres etc. So costs where cost of van over 3 years then sell for sod all and repairs like clutch, shocks exhaust etc.

I think it came to around £30.00 per week over the life of second hand van that I had it for.

A brand new van was £45.00 per week..............12 month warrenty.................and doubtful I would have anything much go wrong in the 5 years I was going to keep it.........no heartache...............And then I could sell it for a whack after 5 years.

Basically no competition but I ended up keeping it 15 years and I would say it ended up costing me about £15.00 per week.

Perhaps I was lucky?

I’ve been lucky with my vans tbh . But have been considering a decent one lately simply because i take my lad in it
 

owls

Private Member
Interesting debate. I’ve always preferred to have a cheap van and decent car. Got mates with 30k transPorters for work. Id rather have a £25k car and 5k van.

People hire you, not your van. You can pull up in a 30k van but if you’re a drip you aint getting the job.

Pull up in a £700 berlingo but have a
Bit about you, more likely to land job.
Once you start making a few quid you can have a 25 grand car and a 25 grand van....
 

owls

Private Member
Frightening to think that you have to spend that amount of money and more on a car.
You don’t have to do you it’s not compulsory, but once I started making a few quid I’ve always brought decent motors. Some do drugs, gamble etc my vice had always been having a good car to get about in, and when I bought performance cars it bought great pleasure now it’s comfort as I’ve got older.
 

Ritch

Well-Known Member
Ha no but I've got a maths degree. Ended up not fancying the office life though
U total mad head
Interesting debate. I’ve always preferred to have a cheap van and decent car. Got mates with 30k transPorters for work. Id rather have a £25k car and 5k van.

People hire you, not your van. You can pull up in a 30k van but if you’re a drip you aint getting the job.

Pull up in a £700 berlingo but have a
Bit about you, more likely to land job.
for once your spot on wizard beard
 
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