Thank you in advance
I run a medium sized dance school (LLP) with 2 partners. We are VAT registered with my partners classes partially exempt. The rest of out classes are 20% VAT.
Many of my competitios for whatever reason seem to not be reistered, dont pay VAT or are Charities.
My questions are.
1. I assist in the classes with the teacher. Is any of the work I do (including the admin to get the customers in) partially exempt. I do help in the classes with the children and the classes would not be able to run without me assisting. After speaking to an ex-HMRC employee, I am assisting the class not the teacher.
2.Should I make my long time teachers who teach the most and therefore bring in the most money, partners? Pros & Cons?
3.We do offer bursaries, discounts and work with the council offering free and discounted classes. Charitable possibly but we are not a charity? As many other schools seem to be so, should we become a charity or a CIC?
I appreciate there are a few questions and appreciate any answers.