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From 1 November 2019 partnerships, sole traders and other unincorporated businesses can join a VAT group if they control the other corporate bodies in that group.
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After the UK leaves the EU, it has been confirmed that businesses will need to continue to submit Intrastat declarations to HM Revenue & Customs in relation of the movement of goods between the UK and the EU (and vice versa).
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Our office will be closed from 5pm on Monday 23 December and will re-open on Thursday 2 January 2020.
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If you are a grant funded organisation VAT can be a very confusing area especially as grants now commonly come with a range of conditions to be met akin to a contract. This can make determining if VAT is due on the funding quite difficult. However, it has generally been accepted that subsidies are outside the scope of VAT.
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It can be difficult to write about Brexit as there seems to be a Brexit fatigue syndrome creeping in, however, the deal announced on 17 October 2019 between the UK Government and the EU certainly made for interesting reading.
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HMRC are extending the soft-landing period for businesses that can evidence that it is not practical for them to implement digital links across their accounting systems prior to the relevant deadline.
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The VAT People and its sister company The Customs People are presently assisting a number of businesses based in the UK, EU and outside the EU to ensure that they are ready to continue to trade if the United Kingdom leaves the EU on 31 October 2019.
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If your client or your business is based outside and sells goods stored in the UK to UK consumers through an on-line marketplace, the business will be required to register for VAT when it commences to trade in the UK (as overseas businesses to not have the benefit of waiting until their sales exceed the VAT registration threshold).
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