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If your client or your business incurs VAT on expenditure in another EU Member State (where it is not established and makes no supplies that require VAT registration in that state) then the VAT in question is potentially recoverable. The amount refundable is determined under the deduction rules of the relevant EU Member State.
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We are continuing to receive a number of calls on our helpline from property developers and their advisors seeking clarification of the VAT liability of construction or conversion costs, and requesting advice in relation to the recovery of VAT on costs relating to property development schemes
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As previously advised, HMRC have announced a new initiative in respect of certain construction services where the recipient of the supplies will be responsible for accounting for VAT and not the supplier.
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When and if the UK exits the single market, UK businesses that sell goods to consumers in other EC member states such as businesses trading on Amazon, eBay or similar online platforms will no longer be able to register for VAT under the distance selling rules in other EC member states, so any current distance sales VAT registrations in other member states will become invalid. The goods sent from the UK to EC end consumers will instead become subject to VAT and duty at the point that they clear into the EC from the UK.
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We can assist you if you: • find VAT a real puzzle, • wonder if the majority of VAT publications are written in a strange foreign language, • are concerned about what Brexit means when your business accounts for VAT, or; • simply require a refresher to supplement your VAT knowledge and add to the bundle of evidence that your organisation carries out due diligence
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With effect from 1 October 2019 businesses involved in supplies of construction services will be need to change how they account for VAT. If the supplier is making a supply of services that are liable to the reverse charge it will still need to issue VAT invoices but will not declare and pay VAT to HMRC. Instead its customer will become responsible for accounting for VAT by making a reverse charge, unless the customer is an end user of the services.
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VAT is a particularly complex tax for the construction sector, with multiple VAT rates potentially applying to a property development. This makes it easy for a supplier to charge the wrong rate of VAT; also, the recipien.....
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Input VAT incurred on the entertainment of employees, for example the provision of food, drink, accommodation or theatre-concert tickets is wholly recoverable if provided for the sole benefit of the businesses employees,.....
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