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VAT- customer lunch & chocolates

VAT- customer lunch & chocolates

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Can we reclaim VAT for:

1. lunches provided for customers?

2. chocolates given to employees as Christmas gifts?

3. chocolates given to customers as Christmas gifts?

All answers are really appreciated.

 

 

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By Wanderer
25th Jan 2022 11:42

What research have you done & what are your conclusions based on that?

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By Truthsayer
25th Jan 2022 11:55

Then really appreciate this answer: ask your accountant.

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By williams lester accountants
25th Jan 2022 12:23
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By paul.benny
25th Jan 2022 12:23

TBF, the OP may be a book-keeper trying to do the right thing but not knowing where to start.

The HMRC VAT guides are (mostly) easy to understand and can easily be found online.

VAT700 sets out the basic principles - see in particular s12.1.
That will also point you toward VAT700/65 on business entertainment. And you should probably also look at VAT700/7 on business gifts.

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By DJKL
25th Jan 2022 12:26

I suspect 1 may depend upon what services you offer and why customers are getting a lunch, is this part of some other service you supply or merely an invite to lunch?

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/business-entertainment-and-vat-notice-70065

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By I'msorryIhaven'taclue
25th Jan 2022 12:36

As you'll have gathered by now, the answers are it depends.

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By Jason Croke
25th Jan 2022 14:05
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By David Ex
25th Jan 2022 14:59

Jason Croke wrote:

It was something you could have Googled.

I’m hardly a spring chicken but that’s what I do whenever I want to know anything. A good proportion of the questions posted here can be answered that way. Doesn’t reflect well on a professional adviser to not use the most basic research tools available.

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