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The devil is always in the detail with VAT and simple errors of understanding or changes to planning permission can cost businesses dearly. In the case of DIY House Builders claims, or where clients or businesses are constructing new dwellings, it is…

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HMRC has decided not to proceed with proposals to extend the VAT education exemption to commercial providers of higher education and further education. This would have allowed commercial providers and other organisations such as charities, not for pr…

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HMRC have issued a Brief to confirm the provisional VAT treatment of bitcoin and similar cryptocurrencies, which is as follows:   1.Income received from Bitcoin mining activities will generally be outside the scope of VAT on the basis that the act…

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The VAT treatment of supplies of education are very complex  and business and HMRC often make errors in deciding how transactions should be treated for VAT purposes. The treatment of composite supplies with one overall VAT rate compared to mixed supp…

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We often receive calls on our free VAT helpline from accountants or businesses where the turnover of a business is above the VAT registration threshold but the business remains non VAT registered. Obviously this can be a serious problem as the busine…

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