VAT on postal services is something of a hot topic at the moment – and it’s not good news for the taxpayer. more »
Has your business been running for five years or so?
Do you use or work with a written business plan?
Finally, are you an innovative business owner? more »
Another topical area for us concerns intermediaries operating in the financial services and insurance sectors. Typically this includes IFA firms, IFA networks, aggregators and ‘comparison site’ operators. more »
A significant proportion of our work comes from cases where the VAT man has said “no”. These issues usually arise as a result of routine VAT inspections or in response to requests for clearance from HMRC on particular points of law or practice. more »
We have recently come across several instances where clients have formed Community Interest Companies (CICs). So, now seems like a good time to highlight some of the VAT issues associated with these entities. more »
This year’s Budget contained at least one bit of good news that everyone seems to be happy about.
After a long and hard-fought lobbying effort, the UK’s 25 air ambulance charities were finally successful in obtaining relief from VAT on their fuel costs.
What is interesting is the way in which the relief has been granted. more »
If your business supplies broadcasting, telecommunications or electronically supplied services to private consumers read on.
On 1 January 2015, major changes which radically alter the VAT position and compliance requirements for these supplies will come into effect. more »
We have come across a number of cases recently where clients have found themselves having to account for VAT under the Tour Operators’ Margin Scheme (TOMS). At first glance, none of the businesses concerned look like tour operators. more »
Over the last few months we have seen a significant number of VAT issues arising in relation to supplies made in the education sector. more »
In the wonderful, sometimes wacky, world of VAT, property transactions are a regular feature. VAT and property: preaching to the converted?
Even during the last few years when market conditions have been difficult, we have always found ourselves with a steady flow of advisory projects on property matters bubbling away in the background.
In the first few days of 2014, we’ve seen definite signs of renewed activity in the market. more »