Uber may be pursued for billion pound VAT bill

Towards the end of 2017, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled that the taxi firm Uber was not a digital service, as the company had suggested, but was instead a transport company. This ruling…

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Industry updates
Posted on: 22nd January 2018

Making VAT Digital – What you need to know

From next year businesses whose taxable turnover exceeds the VAT registration threshold (£85,000 per year) will be required to keep their records digitally and report…

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Industry updates
Posted on: 22nd January 2018

The ‘Retail Sale Direction’ and what it means for our clients

The recent European Court of Justice (ECJ) decision in the case of Avon Cosmetics Limited v HMRC has highlighted a…

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Industry updates
Posted on: 22nd January 2018

VAT Default Surcharge explained

A Default Surcharge is a civil penalty issued by HMRC to “encourage” businesses to submit their VAT returns and pay the tax due on time. VAT registered businesses are required…

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Industry updates
Posted on: 13th September 2017

Subway forced to up cost of toasted sandwiches in legacy of ‘Pastygate’

The popular US fast food chain Subway has announced that it will now start charging extra for its toasted sandwiches as a result of increased VAT costs. The costs are themselves the result of recent…

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Industry updates
Posted on: 13th September 2017

VAT accounts for 49 per cent of the extra tax taken from investigations by HMRC

More than £3.4 billion of additional VAT revenue has been collected from small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the last year following tax investigations, according to the latest HM Revenue…

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Industry updates
Posted on: 13th September 2017

UK eBay Traders to pay VAT on sales through the site’s fees

Online marketplace eBay has recently introduced controversial new rules that will see VAT charged through fees on each sale made on the website. The move…

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Industry updates
Posted on: 14th June 2017

Tourists travelling outside Europe could see VAT bill added to roaming charges

The Treasury is expected to rake in an additional £65 million a year following changes to how VAT is charged on mobile phone calls outside…

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Industry updates
Posted on: 14th June 2017

Brockenhurst College – an opportunity for educational establishments

The decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in the case of Brockenhurst College provides a…

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Industry updates
Posted on: 14th June 2017

New restrictions on VAT relief for disabled people buying cars

From 1 April 2017, the zero-rate VAT for the purchase of adapted motor vehicles for eligible disabled users will be restricted to one car every three years under Government plans.…

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Industry updates
Posted on: 20th March 2017