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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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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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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 c.....
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As the UK prepares to leave the European Union (EU) on 29th March 2019, all businesses are tasked with making essential plans for how they will carry out their operations after Brexit. The VAT People has the expertise re.....
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Wakefield College, a charity, provided a wide range of both academic and vocational courses to 10,000 students and was financed in the main by grant funding. This income was supplemented by fees charged to students or th.....
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