Those working in the UK’s construction industry will have to handle and pay VAT differently from 1 March 2021, unless there’s another last-minute Government U-turn. This is when the VAT domestic reverse charge for building and construction services, to use its full name, will finally take effect at the third time of asking. In this[…]
Today, Rishi Sunak presented his summer give away to the hospitality industry. As of 15th July, VAT, on pubs, restaurants, hotel accommodation and entertainment, will be reduced to 5% for six months. Also, the chancellor is giving all of us a chance to eat out in August (Monday to Wednesday) with a 50% saving on[…]
Eligibility On 20th March 2020, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, announced several measures to help businesses across the UK who will be affected by the Covid-19 coronavirus. The situation is changing daily and there is scant detailed information coming from the government. We will keeping our website up to date and ensuring we give you the[…]
Insight into VAT’s barnacles of complexity Are Jaffa Cakes biscuits or, as the name implies, cakes? This question is one of the most famous examples of the kind of debate that happens frequently in the world of VAT because precise definitions can make the difference between sink or swim for businesses that sell the products[…]
Upcoming changes for reverse charge VAT Few sectors have such an impact in the UK as the construction industry. It not only provides the fabric of our nation – the places where we live and work – but also underpins our entire economy. In 2017, construction contributed £113 billion to the UK economy, while construction[…]
MTD zero-hour is here The moment has come: if your business has a taxable turnover above the VAT-registration threshold, which is currently £85,000, you’re now obliged to keep records in digital form and to file your VAT returns using HMRC-approved software. You probably got a bit fed up of being reminded about the deadline for[…]
When and how to begin the process of deregistration These days VAT thresholds are the subject of much speculation, with the Government concerned that many business owners deliberately choose to stay below the VAT-registration threshold. Limiting your ambition in this way might seem counter-intuitive – surely you want your business to get as big as[…]
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Obligations from 1 April 2019 onwards Although the Making Tax Digital (MTD) regime has suffered several setbacks and delays, MTD for VAT remains on course to take effect from its planned implementation date of 1 April 2019. Under the scheme, VAT-registered businesses are required to maintain digital records, complete the VAT return from the digital[…]