Taxis: what is liable to VAT

Taxis: what is liable to VAT

HMRC sets out specific guidance regarding the application of VAT if you are in the taxi and private hire car trade. VAT Notice 700/25 – How VAT applies to taxis and private hire cars – applies. Private hire cars include mini-cabs. The notice is...
VAT – what you can and cannot reclaim

VAT – what you can and cannot reclaim

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 personal or private use of goods or services bought for the business and can usually only reclaim the business...
New EU VAT Import One Stop Shop (IOSS) rules

New EU VAT Import One Stop Shop (IOSS) rules

There have been significant changes to the EU VAT rules for the sale of goods for businesses selling goods to consumers (B2C) located in the EU from 1 July 2021. The changes mean that EU VAT must be applied on all goods that are sold online in the EU regardless of...
VAT – which supplies does reverse charge apply to

VAT – which supplies does reverse charge apply to

The VAT domestic reverse charge accounting mechanism was put in place to help prevent criminal attacks on the UK VAT system by means of sophisticated fraud. The domestic reverse charge procedure applies to the supply and purchase of the certain specified goods and...
VAT – what is partial exemption?

VAT – what is partial exemption?

A business that incurs expenditure on taxable and exempt business activities is partially exempt for VAT purposes. This can happen where a business makes or intends to make both taxable and exempt supplies and incurs input tax that relates to both kinds of supply....
Building a new home and VAT

Building a new home and VAT

The VAT DIY Housebuilders scheme is a special scheme that enables someone building their own home to benefit from special VAT rules that allow the qualifying construction costs of new homes and certain conversion works to be zero-rated. The scheme has been designed to...