19 Jul 19

Sixt Mobility Club: Tax could drive MaaS

MaaS (Mobility as a Service) is probably the most popular acronym in today’s corporate fleet space. Everyone is talking about transitioning from ownership – whether corporate or private – to MaaS but few are taking concrete steps towards implementing it.

The reason is that many questions remain unanswered. How much budget should the employee receive? What should be included in the budget - just TCO or also items like parking, taxi and train? How do we manage peak usage and overspend? How do we separate business and private use? How is this taxed? Should we expect to save money?

The tax part was the focal point of the second session of the Sixt Mobility Club, which took place on the side-lines of Goodwood.

MaaS pilot and toolkit

Sixt Mobility Club is an exclusive Members Only club uniting large international corporate fleets that are willing to swap ownership for MaaS during a 3-6-month pilot program – the largest known pilot of this kind.

“The outcome is to share the results between the members to enable them to answer those questions before going back to their stakeholders to make recommendations if/how/where to adopt MaaS into their business,” says Stuart Donnelly, senior director - Group International Sales (Europe/USA) at Sixt.

“Talking of stakeholders, we also created an Interactive Stakeholder toolkit which serves to help corporates, employees, tax, HR and finance understand why they need MaaS, what is it and how it works and critically, what’s in it for me (WIIFM) for each stakeholder. This is a great toolkit to support internal engagement. We have also developed a taxation modelling tool that compares the company car BIK (benefit in kind) to MaaS and based on Sixt IP, how Sixt believes that BIK optimisation can drive adoption of MaaS”, he added.







Authored by: Dieter Quartier