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Claiming VAT Without A Receipt

Claiming VAT Without A Receipt

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Can we claim back VAT without a Receipt - if the company is VAT Registered and known like BP or Ikea? If I cannot get a copy Vat receipt should I be claiming the vat?

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By Euan MacLennan
23rd Sep 2013 12:36

No

Basically, if you don't have a VAT invoice, you cannot reclaim input VAT.

However, simplified invoices are acceptable, such as the till receipts you get at every petrol station, including BP, provided that they show the VAT number.  Not sure what you might have been buying at Ikea that would count as a business expense and hence, on which you could reclaim VAT anyhow.

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By johngroganjga
23rd Sep 2013 12:41

IKEA

Euan MacLennan wrote:

Not sure what you might have been buying at Ikea that would count as a business expense and hence, on which you could reclaim VAT anyhow.

Ikea do a nice line in office furniture, depending on one's taste.

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By DKB Tiger
24th Sep 2013 10:09

We brought desk & chairs etc

We brought desk & chairs etc from Ikea and other items which I won't list but can be claimed and Thank-you for your reply.

 

 

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By Kirkers
23rd Sep 2013 12:41

Euan is right, although the simplified invoices must be under £250.

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By aland
12th Apr 2017 18:14

Kirkers wrote:

Euan is right, although the simplified invoices must be under £250.

Since Jan 2013 the £250 limit has been removed. At least that's what I read here:
https://www.gov.uk/vat-record-keeping/vat-invoices
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By Alfie Bet
23rd Sep 2013 12:44

Taste...

... and Ikea have no place sharing the same sentence.

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By Ding Dong
23rd Sep 2013 12:57

Possibly......

If you have alternative evidence then HMRC officers are allowed to use discretion and accept an input tax claim 

HMRC originally issued SP 7/2003 stating you could recover tax without an invoice but only if certain conditions were met. There was a good article on taxationweb at the time about it - here

This was reissued in 2007 clarifying the situation. (sorry having trouble pasting the link to the 2007 update but if you google " hmrc statements of practice  march 2007 " the top link will be to "Input tax deduction without a valid vat invoice.pdf"

So basically, if you can prove it was a business expense and have other evidence, the answer is yes - just don't try it with computer chips or mobile phones........

 

 

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By Wanderer
23rd Sep 2013 13:04
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By Ding Dong
23rd Sep 2013 13:28

Thanks for the HMRC manual link !

Wanderer wrote:
Also covered in HMRC manuals:- http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/manuals/vitmanual/vit31200.htm[/quote]
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