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VAT receipt not in Company name

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One of the Directors has bought items for the Company but in his name at his own address.   I'm happy to allow the purchase itself but presume VAT disallowed?

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By legerman
01st Aug 2021 08:26

Wanderer wrote:

https://www.accountingweb.co.uk/any-answers/invoice-in-directors-name-ca...
https://www.taxinsider.co.uk/vat-should-an-invoice-always-be-in-the-name...

Thanks Wanderer, glad I asked now. I've had a situation where its been wrong name but at trade address and it was obvious that purchases were correct but not at a different address.

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By lionofludesch
01st Aug 2021 08:16

I'd claim it.

But if it was disallowed at a VAT visit, I'd probably not contest it very far.

Educating your director might be a plan for the future.

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By legerman
01st Aug 2021 08:31

lionofludesch wrote:

I'd claim it.

But if it was disallowed at a VAT visit, I'd probably not contest it very far.

Educating your director might be a plan for the future.

Oh most definitely, new Company and first vat return. I am inclined though to disallow hotel and food bills whilst travelling away. Ah you might say, that's allowed. Not while they're on honeymoon they aren't!! I had to have a giggle at that one.

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By atleastisoundknowledgable...
01st Aug 2021 11:55

At a previous firm, I acted for a tv personality who got angry with me for not reclaiming the VAT on his airplane tickets to see his Brazilian boyfriend.

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By Paul Crowley
01st Aug 2021 12:41

Was boyfriend giving good advice on UK VAT?

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By lionofludesch
01st Aug 2021 12:58

atleastisoundknowledgable... wrote:

At a previous firm, I acted for a tv personality who got angry with me for not reclaiming the VAT on his airplane tickets to see his Brazilian boyfriend.

Now that is impressive.

Was he able to produce a tax invoice ?

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By atleastisoundknowledgable...
01st Aug 2021 14:04

lionofludesch wrote:

Was he able to produce a tax invoice ?

He was the sort who could produce anything you wanted.

Invoice for flights showing VAT? No problem.
Email from HMRC agreeing that 75% of all makeup and hair costs are deducting for income tax? No problem.
Signed confession from Elvis that he killed JKF? No problem.

NB I was only provided with 2 of the above, but am sure I’d’ve had the 3rd if requested.

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By Paul Crowley
01st Aug 2021 14:16

VAT on the meals?

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By Paul Crowley
01st Aug 2021 12:43

Claim the VAT
Genuine expense
And I would look to defend on any challenge
This is just admin error and real VAT was charged

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By Justin Bryant
02nd Aug 2021 13:27

HMRC have discretion to allow input VAT recovery with alternative evidence of a supply to a (valid) VAT invoice – HMRC tend to refuse to exercise their discretion where there is doubt that such a supply actually took place.
https://www.accountingweb.co.uk/tax/business-tax/accountants-shocked-by-...

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