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The VAT treatment of payments retained by businesses for supplies of goods and services that are not actually made to the customer is changing with effect from 1 March 2019. This will impact, amongst other areas, on sectors such as hotels where “no s…


Under certain circumstances, non EC based businesses are entitled to recover VAT that they incur in the UK. However, HMRC rejected a number of valid claims for VAT refunds earlier this year due to an unannounced policy change. Following lobbying HMRC…


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