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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VAT on professional fees invoiced to one party but paid for by another

The Issue The Supreme Court has published its decision in the Airtours Holidays case, which concerns an issue that often confounds…

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Flat rate allowances for subsistence waste VAT!

The Issue It is fairly common practice for companies to provide flat rate subsistence allowances for staff who are away from…

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Don’t miss out on VAT on business motoring

The Issue Unincorporated businesses and companies can claim for simplified tax deductions on motor expenses. Whilst this is common practise, using…

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Tax Bite – Is Counsel’s opinion worth the paper it’s written on?

Counsel’s opinion in respect of tax planning can be invaluable in many circumstances – but you need to know why you…

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HMRC comment on status of VAT reclaims made by non-profit making sporting bodies

HMRC has published details of their revised policy on the extent of the VAT exemption for sporting services by non-profit making…

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