A new EU directive, commonly referred to as DAC6, aims to tackle ‘aggressive tax planning arrangements’ by intermediaries by way of implementing a mandatory disclosure of information relating to cross-border arrangements. Any cross-border arrangement…


In a recent case heard by the First-Tier Tribunal Hastings Insurance Services Limited, a UK based company, provided claims handling services to an associated company, Advantage Insurance Company Limited, based in Gibraltar. The input VAT incurred b…


Effective 1 April 2019, HMRC intends to digitise VAT accounting and consequently, from that date, all businesses that make taxable supplies above the VAT registration threshold of £85,000 will be required to submit their VAT return information to HMR…


UK businesses that have incurred input VAT in an EU Member State where they are not established and make no supplies are entitled to recover the VAT element of these costs by way of a cross-border refund scheme.


If goods are sent from the United Kingdom to a customer in another EU Member State, and that customer is not registered for VAT (i.e. the customer is private individual / charity etc), UK VAT at the standard rate will normally be charged. These suppl…


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