It did for one client who contacted us late last year to review commodity codes, the upshot was that having used a (far too) limited range of codes, we helped him classify his codes correctly and lodged a claim for overpaid duty. After discussions wi…

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A recent case saw HMRC impose a penalty based on the submission of an inaccurate VAT refund claim. Mr Coates made a claim for £20,718.29 based on a VAT refund scheme for DIY Housebuilders. This scheme allows those that qualify to recover any input ta…

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In the case of Phoenix Optical Technologies Limited (“Phoenix”) vs HMRC the two parties disputed whether the transfer of an asset as part of a financial settlement was a supply for VAT purposes. The case arose from a customer of Phoenix, with whom i…

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The standard rate of VAT in Romania will reduce to 20% from the current 24% from the 1 January 2016 as part of a two-stage cut that will see a further drop to 19% in January 2017. The reduced rate of VAT, which currently stands at 9% will not be affe…

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Although import businesses should be proactive on Customs matters many often are not and do not know who to ask for help. As a result, The Customs People (our Customs arm) is currently undertaking Customs Awareness Workshops for many of its clients, …

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