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The Upper Tier Tax Tribunal has reversed the decision of the First Tier Tribunal in the case for News Corp UK & Ireland Ltd . The case relates to the VAT treatment of newspapers that are supplied as digitised products.
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CIOT has just published the results of its survey on the use of MTD which makes for interesting reading with amongst other findings 90% of respondent stating that MTD did not reduce errors and the cost of compliance has far exceeded government estimates. The results of the survey are being shared with HMRC and the government, so is the system working in practice?
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The health care exemption applies to the supply of services made by a medical practitioner that is on a register that is recognised by HMRC and the supply is that of services related to the care, protection or maintenance of the patients health.
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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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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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