Gambling Shop - VAT Invome and expenses
I've recently taken on a gambling shop as a client. I've received the records from the previous accountant and information to complete the VAT return from.
I need clarification on one point and wondered if anyone knew the answer. Winnings taken via the "tills" are subject to gaming duty, those taken form the machines are subject to VAT (I know this is changing shortly).
Under the current system, can VAT be claimed on expenses used for tills betting such as Sky subscriptions? This wouldn't be in relation to the machine takings which is provides the VAT income.
When the new machine gaming duty comes into force will betting shops be exempt from VAT?
Thanks and I appreciate any answers