Coronavirus business aid update

We summarise below the new self-employment Income Support Scheme. We have also provided more detail to the points raised in our…

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Cancel direct debits to enjoy VAT deferral

The issue Under the government’s proposals VAT payments due before 30 June 2020 will not now need to be made until…

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A Christmas gift from the VAT man

In the run up to the festive period, many businesses will be facing the usual tax questions associated with entertaining and…

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VAT reverse charge for construction services

The issue A reverse charge for construction work will be introduced on 1 October 2019. This is an anti-fraud measure under…

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Prepare for VAT issues before property auctions

The issue If you get involved in buying a commercial property at auction then there is a good chance that such…

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Guard against VAT on private school fees

The issue It is now being widely rumoured that VAT will be applied to public school fees, which is currently generally…

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Beware of disapplied VAT option to tax

Option to tax ‘disapplications’ When a commercial property is sold the default position is that this will be exempt for VAT…

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Building a Home? Less (VAT) is more!

The issue When the father of modern architecture Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe said ‘less is more’, little did he know…

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SDLT reclaim opportunity for VAT transfers of a going concern

HMRC previously held the view that the purchase of a business by a VAT group member who only made supplies of…

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Issued with a VAT penalty? All may not be lost!

If you have been issued with a penalty for a misdemeanour in your VAT affairs and you think it is unreasonable…

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