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[14.08.2019]

When you can claim back VAT on purchase of a car

There are complex VAT rules that determine the amount of VAT that can be recovered when purchasing a new car. The usual rule is that when you purchase a car for your business then no VAT can be reclaimed.

The main exception to this rule is when the

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[14.08.2019]

VAT and insurance claims

Insurance transactions are generally VAT exempt. However, there are many issues that can arise concerning the VAT liability of certain insurance transactions. One of these issues concerns the VAT treatment of insurance claims.

Insurers are unable to

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[30.07.2019]

VAT accounting after prices are changed

New rules that make changes to the issuing of credit notes under certain circumstances will come into effect from 1 September 2019. The changes have been put in place to target certain businesses who seek to create a tax advantage by making VAT

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[30.07.2019]

VAT for business if there’s a no-deal exit from the EU

With the new Prime Minister, Boris Johnson appearing to take an increasingly hard-line, the chances of Britain leaving the EU without any working agreement, known as a 'no deal' Brexit is looking increasing likely and certainly cannot be

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[17.07.2019]

Reminder to sign up for Making Tax Digital before August

VAT registered businesses with a turnover above the VAT threshold, need to be ready to keep digital records for VAT purposes using Making Tax Digital (MTD). This means that businesses must keep their records digitally (for VAT purposes only) and

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[10.07.2019]

When you can’t reclaim VAT

For most fully taxable businesses, VAT can be reclaimed on goods and services used in the business. This means that businesses must consider where there is any personal or private use of goods or services purchased for the business as the business

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[01.07.2019]

VAT default surcharge appeal dismissed

HMRC imposes a VAT default surcharge on businesses that submit late VAT returns. VAT registered businesses are required by law to submit their return and make sure that payment of the VAT due has cleared to HMRC’s bank account by the due date.

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[18.06.2019]

VAT and disaggregation

The artificial separation of businesses is where two or more businesses are split, and each 'separate' entity operates below the VAT registration threshold (currently £85,000). This is known as disaggregation. HMRC has legal powers to

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[11.06.2019]

VAT reverse charge construction industry

A change to the VAT rules first announced at Budget 2018, will come into effect from 1 October 2019. This change will make the supply of construction services between construction or building businesses subject to the domestic reverse charge. The

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[04.06.2019]

What records must a VAT trader keep?

There are distinct rules that VAT registered businesses must follow when keeping VAT records. This includes keeping proper business and accounting records, a separate VAT account as well as copies of all VAT invoices received and issued. There is no

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