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A guide to VAT for residential property developers

  A guide to VAT for residential property developers Converting a property can be an incredibly long-winded and difficult task, which can take months or even years to complete. And while the physical labour involved in developing property is usually considered, the costing and tax issues associat

How do Bitcoins affect my VAT status?

HMRC has released a guide on how Bitcoins and other currencies can affect your VAT status, the key points you need to know are as follows: income received from Bitcoin mining activities will generally be outside the scope of VAT on the basis that the activity does not constitute an economic a

What is a Notice of Requirement and VAT Security?

What is a Notice of Requirement and VAT Security? HMRC will issue an organisation with a Notice of Requirement and VAT Security when it believes a current or previous business has failed to meet its VAT obligations, or believes that such a risk is likely to arise in the future. If the notice is ig

When can a construction project or construction services qualify for zero-rated VAT?

When can a construction project or construction services qualify for zero-rated VAT? The construction of a new building is normally subject to VAT. However, zero-rate VAT may be granted if the construction is a qualifying building. In VAT Notice 708, HMRC outlines qualifying buildings as: a bui

What is output and input VAT?

Output VAT is regarded as the value-added tax that is calculated and charged on the sale of goods and services from your business, if you are VAT-registered

VAT Fraud Penalties

Penalties for VAT fraud HMRC applies penalties to encourage taxpayers to comply with its rules regarding VAT payments. These are intended to serve as a sanction for those who do not comply, while reassuring the majority that they will not be disadvantaged by those who break the rules. Its penalt

What is VAT?

Value Added Tax (VAT) in the European Union (EU) is a general, broadly based consumption tax that is assessed on the value added to goods and services.

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