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4 February 2019
Zero rate certificates for charity buildings – a new policy?
Two recent cases regarding the issue of zero rate certificates for charity buildings have highlighted the danger of…
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8 February 2019
HMRC update VAT guidance on Sponsorship
HMRC has published the updated Sponsorship VAT Notice 701/41. Paragraphs 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, 4.3 have been amended to…
Read more 20190208
Vouchers - VAT treatment changed
From 1 January 2019, changes were made to the VAT treatment of vouchers and your business could be affected. …
Read more 20190220
HMRC announces change to VAT treatment of deposits
If you receive deposits from your customers for goods or services you could be affected by HMRC’s recent…
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29 May 2019
VAT partial exemption and Capital Goods Scheme
Could the admin headache for charities regarding partial exemption finally be over?…
Read more 20190529
29 May 2019
Energy saving materials – change to availability of 5% VAT rate
Could this be the VAT relief housing associations and charities have been waiting for?…
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29 May 2019
Interest charges remain on corrected VAT errors
Even the largest organisations can fall foul of VAT, find out how it happened to G4S…
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5 June 2020
Second delay - reverse charge for construction services
Due to the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on the construction industry, HMRC have. …
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11 November 2019
Changes to VAT group registration
Up to now only corporate bodies were able to form a VAT group (mainly companies and LLPs). From 1 November VAT grouping…
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13 January 2020
Electronic editions of newspapers and e-books – zero-rated?
A recent decision of the Upper Tribunal on the VAT liability of e-newspapers may provide suppliers and publishers of…
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21 September 2020
Charities - VAT on social media advertising
Earlier this month, HMRC confirmed that the majority of digital advertising supplied to charities is zero rated for…
Read more 20200921
Making Tax Digital - Update on digital links
From 1 April 2019, VAT registered businesses with taxable turnover above the VAT threshold (£85,000) have been…
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COVID-19: Arts & Culture VAT and Gift Aid update
These are difficult times for our all our clients, especially charities, and those in the theatre, arts, and heritage…
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28 May 2020
Relaxations to the notification to opt to tax land and buildings for VAT
Due to COVID-19, HMRC have temporarily changed the timing of notification and submission of the forms…
Read more 20200528
14 July 2020
VAT rate temporarily reduced to 5%
The Chancellor has announced a temporary reduction in the VAT rate from 20% to 5% from 15 July 2020 to 31 March 2021,…
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15 October 2020
HMRC’s change of policy on compensation and contract termination payments
HMRC announced last month that compensation or early contract terminations, including liquidated damages, should be…
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8 February 2021
Lessons learnt from the Colchester Institute Corporation case
The recent Upper Tier Tribunal (‘UT’) decision in the case of Colchester Institute Corporation (‘CIC’) could…
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The post-Brexit VAT landscape for financial services firms
How has VAT for financial services been impacted by Brexit? We provide insight into upcoming developments in VAT that…
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