PCPs are a type of lease-purchase, usually for car contracts, which includes for the customer three distinct phases. Phase I – the down payment, which can normally be between 10 and 30% of the value of the car. Phase II – regular monthly repayments spread over the duration of the contract, usually three to five years. Unlike HP`s agreements, the payment of the final amount of the contract is not transferred to the customer. The payment of the final sum leads to Phase III – a selection of three end-of-the-board options: although PCP agreements are a little more complicated than HP agreements, Revenue on PCP guidelines are not as broad as those for PS. Prior to the COVID crisis, comments from the automotive industry indicated that less than 2% of PCP customers exercised the (i) hand-back option, which could indicate that the issue of debt relief is still present in a necessary volume, at the request of the industry, to advise on these issues and update their advice on THE PCP accordingly. While credit institutions and self-financial institutions (“financial institutions”) have responded by offering their clients PCP payment leave of up to three months, by compensating for arrears by spreading over the remainder of the PCP, extending the life of the pcP by an additional three months, or increasing the final payment of balloons, and as some establishments also extend these facilities to HP agreements, the volume of customers who are late beyond the three-month leave period is likely beyond the three-month leave period, as they are struggling to meet monthly payment terms. Under the judgment of the Court of Justice in the Mercedes Benz Financial Services (MBFS) C-164/16 (see VATSC10172), certain contracts that may be called lease-sale contracts are processed for VAT purposes, which are considered rental and service transactions (not as deliveries of goods and separate delivery of credit). This is the personal purchase of contracts (PCPs) or similar agreements for which the contract provides for an optional material payment. These optional payments can be set at different levels: lease-purchase contracts benefit from another business tax advantage – you can deduct interest back with taxable profits.