Im in the Flat Rate Scheme for VAT. I arranged some tour dates for an artist who is fully VAT registered acting as agent and passing on all the ticket revenue minus the theatres charges and then minus 20% for my services on the balance. For some of the tour dates, I paid a 'guarantee'/ deposit to the venues which included VAT. Im preparing all the figures for the artist so he knows what VAT he can claim back on tour costs. As I paid the deposits on his behalf and they will be deducted from the final payment to him can I advise him to claim back the VAT on those deposits?
 ps forgive my manners, I forgot to say Id really appreciate any help with and thanks for the time to read this.