We have received a number of calls recently on our helpline from property developers and their advisors seeking clarification of the VAT liability of construction or conversion costs, and advice in relation to the recovery of VAT on costs relating to…


VAT is a particularly complex tax for the construction sector, with multiple VAT rates potentially applying to a property development. This makes it easy for a supplier to charge the wrong rate of VAT; also, the recipient of the supply may not be awa…


The budget on 28 October 2018 was a relatively quiet one for VAT. This is not very surprising and quite welcome. The issues that Making Tax Digital (MTD) and Brexit is likely to cause for VAT accounting - particularly for import/export businesses – …


As Brexit rapidly approaches many businesses and their advisors have become conscious that it would be sensible to ensure that they understand the potential impact of a hard Brexit on VAT accounting, and are UK VAT compliant in general.


Given that the Brexit issue is on everyone’s lips it is worth considering some of the potential implications of leaving the EC from a UK VAT accounting point of view. A common misconception is that leaving the EU would equal leaving VAT behind. This …


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