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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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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