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“VAT”

TEMPORARY VAT EXTENSION ON PPE TO END

The decision has been made to charge full VAT on PPE despite the current VAT exemptions for other essential zero rated items including motorcycle helmets, cycle helmets and protective boots.  

The Winter Economy Plan

The Chancellor has made a series of announcements about ongoing support for businesses suffering because of the coronavirus, intended to help them through the winter.

VAT deregistration strategy

If you are presently registered for VAT but your turnover has dropped below £83,000 you could deregister for VAT.

SUMMER STATEMENT: A PLAN FOR JOBS

Yesterday, the Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak delivered a speech to Parliament that he called a plan for jobs.  Describing the Covid-19 pandemic as the biggest threat to this country in decades he announced a number of measures intended to support jobs and boost the economy.

SUMMER STATEMENT: A PLAN FOR JOBS

Yesterday, the Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak delivered a speech to Parliament that he called a plan for jobs.  Describing the Covid-19 pandemic as the biggest threat to this country in decades he announced a number of measures intended to support jobs and boost the economy.

Deferring VAT and Income Tax payments

Government has announced that HMRC will allow you to defer Value Added Tax (VAT) payments for 3 months. The deferral period will apply from 20 March 2020 until 30 June 2020.

Deferring VAT and Income Tax payments

Government has announced that HMRC will allow you to defer Value Added Tax (VAT) payments for 3 months. The deferral period will apply from 20 March 2020 until 30 June 2020.

VAT: Reverse charge for builders delayed until 2020

In a move hailed as a 'victory for common sense', the government has announced a 12-month delay to the introduction of the domestic reverse charge VAT for construction services, citing industry concerns and Brexit as the reasons behind the postponement.

Update on the VAT reverse charge for building contractors

From 1 October 2019, contractors who employ subcontractors, will need to assume responsibility for declaring and paying the VAT that was previously settled by their VAT registered subcontractors.

HMRC: Charities can no longer claim VAT relief on social media advertising

HMRC is writing to charities to inform them of the latest changes to VAT relief on social media advertising. 

Making Tax Digital: Are you aware of the changes to the Government Gateway?

Making Tax Digital is fast approaching; therefore it is important for mandated businesses with taxable turnover of £85,000+ start preparing for the switch over in April 2019.   The first VAT period affected is the period which begins after 1 April 2019.

Making Tax Digital: Are you aware of the changes to the Government Gateway?

Making Tax Digital is fast approaching; therefore it is important for mandated businesses with taxable turnover of £85,000+ start preparing for the switch over in April 2019.   The first VAT period affected is the period which begins after 1 April 2019.

VAT chargeable on all non-refundable deposits

HMRC has confirmed a new policy that VAT will remain due on a deposit, even if the customer does not use the goods or services for which it was paid – this comes into effect from March 1 2019. This change will affect the hospitality industry significantly (but it will also apply to other businesses), which will soon be unable to recover VAT charged on cancelations or ‘no show’ charges.  

VAT chargeable on all non-refundable deposits

HMRC has confirmed a new policy that VAT will remain due on a deposit, even if the customer does not use the goods or services for which it was paid – this comes into effect from March 1 2019. This change will affect the hospitality industry significantly (but it will also apply to other businesses), which will soon be unable to recover VAT charged on cancelations or ‘no show’ charges.  

VAT chargeable on all non-refundable deposits

HMRC has confirmed a new policy that VAT will remain due on a deposit, even if the customer does not use the goods or services for which it was paid – this comes into effect from March 1 2019. This change will affect the hospitality industry significantly (but it will also apply to other businesses), which will soon be unable to recover VAT charged on cancelations or ‘no show’ charges.

Last call for VAT traders to prepare for new filing regulations

As we have mentioned before, VAT returns filed for periods commencing on or after 1 April 2019, may need to be filed using the new Making Tax Digital (MTD) protocols. The new filing obligations will apply to VAT registered businesses with turnover above the current VAT registration limit, £85,000.  

Last call for VAT traders to prepare for new filing regulations

As we have mentioned before, VAT returns filed for periods commencing on or after 1 April 2019, may need to be filed using the new Making Tax Digital (MTD) protocols. The new filing obligations will apply to VAT registered businesses with turnover above the current VAT registration limit, £85,000.  

Claiming back VAT on a vehicle purchase

Generally speaking, the purchase of any vehicle where there is any element of private use means any reclaim of VAT may be restricted. HMRC’s website offers the following guidance:

Are you ready for the VAT filing changes?

A reminder that from 1 April 2019, VAT registered traders with turnover in excess of the current VAT registration limit, £85,000, will need to file returns after 1 April 2019 linked to HMRC’s Making Tax Digital (MTD) systems.

Claiming back VAT on a vehicle purchase

Generally speaking, the purchase of any vehicle where there is any element of private use means any reclaim of VAT may be restricted. HMRC’s website offers the following guidance:  

Claiming back VAT on a vehicle purchase

Generally speaking, the purchase of any vehicle where there is any element of private use means any reclaim of VAT may be restricted. HMRC’s website offers the following guidance:  

EU council gives e-books VAT-free status

In early October, the EU’s Economic and Financial Affairs Council (Ecofin) decided to green-light a proposal for e-books to have the same VAT-free status as their printed counterparts. 

EU council gives e-books VAT-free status

In early October, the EU’s Economic and Financial Affairs Council (Ecofin) decided to green-light a proposal for e-books to have the same VAT-free status as their printed counterparts. 

Making Tax Digital timeline

You will be aware that HMRC is moving forward with their digitisation of taxpayer VAT and Income Tax reporting requirements, under their much publicised Making Tax Digital (MTD) initiative. Below you will find the most recent announcements made by HMRC on this issue.  

Making Tax Digital timeline

You will be aware that HMRC is moving forward with their digitisation of taxpayer VAT and Income Tax reporting requirements, under their much publicised Making Tax Digital (MTD) initiative. Below you will find the most recent announcements made by HMRC on this issue.  

Making tax digital - you can use spreadsheets

HMRC has about-faced regarding the ban on using spreadsheets to work out your VAT return data from 1 April 2019, when the new requirement to file VAT returns using Making Tax Digital (MTD) format is introduced.

Making tax digital - you can use spreadsheets

HMRC has about-faced regarding the ban on using spreadsheets to work out your VAT return data from 1 April 2019, when the new requirement to file VAT returns using Making Tax Digital (MTD) format is introduced.

Construction drawn into VAT reverse charge process

It would seem, that HMRC is keen to plug the apparent drain from VAT receipts when contractors and sub-contractors charge their customers VAT and then go missing, keeping the VAT for themselves. This is described in legislation as “missing trader fraud”.  

Construction drawn into VAT reverse charge process

It would seem, that HMRC is keen to plug the apparent drain from VAT receipts when contractors and sub-contractors charge their customers VAT and then go missing, keeping the VAT for themselves. This is described in legislation as “missing trader fraud”.  

Free breakfast seminar: GDPR & Making Tax Digital

Our free business breakfast seminar in Corby, held in partnership with Friday Legal Solicitors, covers the key changes to legislation affecting SMEs and Owner Managed Businesses. 

HMRC guidance defines grants and contracts for VAT purposes

HM Revenue & Customs has published updated guidance on the VAT treatment of grants and contracts to clarify which grants are outside the scope of VAT and which are subject to VAT.  

HMRC guidance defines grants and contracts for VAT purposes

HM Revenue & Customs has published updated guidance on the VAT treatment of grants and contracts to clarify which grants are outside the scope of VAT and which are subject to VAT.  

Building a Great Britain fit for the future

The headline for the Autumn 2017 budget was building a Great Britain fit for the future, creating jobs, preparing for a digital age and supporting families. With the surprise of the day being the abolition of stamp duty (up to £300,000) for first time buyers.   

Building a Great Britain fit for the future

The headline for the Autumn 2017 budget was building a Great Britain fit for the future, creating jobs, preparing for a digital age and supporting families. With the surprise of the day being the abolition of stamp duty (up to £300,000) for first time buyers.   

'House prices are increasingly out of reach for many'

Today marked the first Autumn Budget in 20 years and some may say that it was the ‘most important’ of Philip Hammond’s tenure as the Chancellor. It followed in similar suit of the last Budget, with a substantial focus on the UK property market and the governments bid to tackle the need for affordable housing.  

'House prices are increasingly out of reach for many'

Today marked the first Autumn Budget in 20 years and some may say that it was the ‘most important’ of Philip Hammond’s tenure as the Chancellor. It followed in similar suit of the last Budget, with a substantial focus on the UK property market and the governments bid to tackle the need for affordable housing.  

The budget crystal ball

There is continuing speculation in the financial press about the likely changes that Philip Hammond will introduce in his budget announcements on 22nd November 2017.

The budget crystal ball

There is continuing speculation in the financial press about the likely changes that Philip Hammond will introduce in his budget announcements on 22nd November 2017.

Scrapping of paper vehicle tax discs costs DVLA almost £100m as revenue plummets

In 2014, the DVLA scrapped the displaying of a paper tax disc, as for the first time in 90 years drivers would resort to a new procedure and meet the new rules, by renewing their car tax by phone, DVLA website or at the post office. 

Scrapping of paper vehicle tax discs costs DVLA almost £100m as revenue plummets

In 2014, the DVLA scrapped the displaying of a paper tax disc, as for the first time in 90 years drivers would resort to a new procedure and meet the new rules, by renewing their car tax by phone, DVLA website or at the post office. 

More on the taxation of dividends?

In the context of this article tax credit does not refer to the child or working tax credits – these are part of the benefits system. Tax credits in this article refer to a deduction made from your overall tax liabilities, usually at a fixed percentage rate of the relevant income.  

More on the taxation of dividends?

In the context of this article tax credit does not refer to the child or working tax credits – these are part of the benefits system. Tax credits in this article refer to a deduction made from your overall tax liabilities, usually at a fixed percentage rate of the relevant income.  

Workplace pensions: the risks of unregulated master trusts

With over 6million people now saving for their pension, the Work and Pensions Select Committee have hailed auto enrolment as a ‘tremendous success’. However their report also says gaps in pension regulation have allowed potentially unstable master trusts onto the market. Therefore the question is:

Workplace pensions: the risks of unregulated master trusts

With over 6million people now saving for their pension, the Work and Pensions Select Committee have hailed auto enrolment as a ‘tremendous success’. However their report also says gaps in pension regulation have allowed potentially unstable master trusts onto the market. Therefore the question is:

Capital Gains Tax (CGT) Planning

Most of our readers will be aware that they can make chargeable gains of up to £11,100 in the tax year 2015-16 and pay no CGT. This exemption cannot be transferred to a future tax year or carried back to a previous tax year if it is not utilised.

Capital Gains Tax (CGT) Planning

Most of our readers will be aware that they can make chargeable gains of up to £11,100 in the tax year 2015-16 and pay no CGT. This exemption cannot be transferred to a future tax year or carried back to a previous tax year if it is not utilised.