VAT’s the difference between a care home and a hospital?

VAT’s the difference between a care home and a hospital? Recently HMRC published a Revenue & Customs Brief on its policy concerning the zero-rate for new buildings intended for a relevant residential purpose as care homes. Following the First-tier Tribunal decision in Pennine Care NHS Trust HMRC has reviewed its policy on when the zero-rating … [Read more...]

Charities – planning for VAT, hoping for none

Charities - planning for VAT, hoping for none It seems amazing that, forty-four years after VAT was introduced in the UK, so many charities - or rather people involved in running them - still appear to think that charties are exempt from VAT. That by some magic the rules on VAT will be lifted so they pay no VAT. Oh! would that that was the case. … [Read more...]

Flat rate scheme: are you a limited cost business?

Flat rate scheme: are you a limited cost business? From 1 April 2017 new rules coming to effect that are likely to have a negative impact on many service businesses particularly those providing professional services. These are the ones that sell the knowledge of the business owners and their staff. HMRC says you are a limited cost business if … [Read more...]

Budget 2017: VAT issues

In his Budget on 8 March 2017 the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, covered four VAT items. Only one of which I heard mentioned in his speech. The rest were covered in the supporting documents published after the Chancellor finished his speech in the House of Commons. VAT registration limit The VAT registration limit will increase by … [Read more...]

VAT Notices updated up to 31 March 2016

VAT Notices updated up to 31 March 2016 Tour Operators Margin Scheme On 22 February 2016 HMRC published an updated version of Notice 709/5: tour operators margin scheme dated February 2016 to replace the August 2004 edition. HMRC indicates that the following changes have been made: Sections 9 and 10 of this notice have been updated. This … [Read more...]

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