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Musical cultural performance in Italy VAT added?

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Does a UK business billing a UK Business for a musical / cultural performance to be performed in Italy have to add VAT onto the invoice?

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By David Ex
26th May 2022 12:52

No idea. Best ask your accountant.

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By accountantccole
26th May 2022 14:32

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/vat-place-of-supply-of-services-notice-741a#... are the UK rules, based on EU ones. I'd say place of supply likely to be Italy, so no UK VAT but Italian VAT may need to be considered.
Jason may give a more definitive answer

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By Jason Croke
26th May 2022 15:14

UK to UK supply so starting point is UK VAT applies.

It then does depend on the contractual flow, so did the UK supplier actually put on the event or get a local Italian company to host the event and the Italian company invoices UK supplier company and UK supplier company invoices UK customer.

Or did UK supplier company host event itself in Italy?

If the latter then UK supplier triggers an Italian VAT registration potentially (Where supplied service) and charges UK customer Italian VAT....which UK customer will struggle to reclaim.

As ever with VAT,who is supplying what to whom is paramount for queries like this.

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By KRH
26th May 2022 16:00

We are the Uk company putting on the event in Italy and the Uk supplier is billing us for the services of a musical cultural group from the Uk but performing in Italy

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By David Ex
26th May 2022 17:42

KRH wrote:

THANK YOU VERY MUCH JASON, FOR TAKING THE TIME TO SHARE YOUR VALUABLE EXPERTISE. We are the Uk company putting on the event in Italy and the Uk supplier is billing us for the services of a musical cultural group from the Uk but performing in Italy

Fixed that for you. Whatever happened to common courtesy??

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