Take care with VAT bad debt relief

The issue For those VAT registered businesses which do not use the cash accounting scheme (most of them), care needs to…

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5% hospitality VAT rules may be wider than you think

The issue A few weeks ago the government announced a temporary cut in the VAT rate from 20% to 5% for…

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DIY Builders may be due a VAT reclaim

The issue In these recent times of lockdown and social distancing, many a frustrated and possibly furloughed homeowner, with no pub…

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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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