vatadvice.org

this blog raises and addresses VAT issues.

I work with Accountants, Charities, and SMEs, providing VAT support. I come across a wide variety of interesting people, and a wide variety of VAT issues. Some of them will find their way to this blog.

And, I play guitar, but you probably guessed that!

Latest posts
Sep
08

There is an important VAT exemption for so-called ‘public interest bodies.’ However, over the past few years, HMRC have won a number of Tribunal cases, successfully arguing that their activities fall outside the exemption.

Jul
18

A huge number of VAT and Tax penalties are issued and appealed each year. Few of the decisions raise any significant point of wider significance. But, Total Technology (Engineering) Ltd.

May
27

A Tribunal decision was released late last year which widens the type of situation where HMRC issue estimated assessments, instead of itemising individual errors in relation to particular supplies.

May
23
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I have seen some indication of HMRC rejecting both routine and unusual VAT adjustments.

Apr
07

The VAT exemption for education extends to the supply of goods and services closely related to the main supply. This is an important issue, and can sometimes cause confusion.

Mar
10

HM Revenue & Customs have won a significant Upper Tier decision relating to the VAT Repayment Supplement.

Jan
16

I am often involved in advising on deregistration. Like registration for VAT, it is best planned, not guessed. And, like registration, it can trigger expensive errors.

The two main reasons to deregister are ceasing to trade, and a reduction in turnover.

Dec
11

A Tribunal has shed light on a more aggressive approach being adopted by HMRC. This seems especially prevalent in dealing with exempt activities, such as education, health care, and financial services.

Dec
05

A European Court decision has been decided, and remains somewhat ‘under the radar.’ This concerns the VAT treatment of an individual generating electricity and then selling it onto the national grid.

Nov
25

I am seeing that HMRC Officers routinely check the operation of the Bad Debt Relief rules. In recent months, I have come across a number of businesses who have been assessed for errors made.

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