This month there are several VAT issues which are polar opposites in nature, ranging from administrative matters to critically important opinions under European law.
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HMRC investigations bring in a record £3.9bn of extra VAT from SMEs
The amount of extra VAT taken from investigations into SMEs by HMRC’s local offices has almost doubled in three years, rising from £2.2billion in the 2010/11 tax year.
HMRC’s internal VAT review process tips in favour of HMRC over businesses
Businesses are losing out as HMRC’s internal VAT decision review process appears to be making decisions increasingly in HMRC’s favour,
UK consumers burdened with highest sales taxes in G8
UK consumers are suffering under some of the highest level of consumption and sales taxes in the G8*, according to our new research.
Consultation on reduced rates for electronically supplied publications
11 August 2016
The disparity of VAT treatment between printed publications, which are zero-rated in the UK, and digital publications, which are charged with VAT at 20%, has been grumbling around the industry for a long time.
VAT questions our legal and professional clients ask us
There are a number of common questions our legal and professional clients ask us regarding VAT and, in this fact sheet, we have provided the answers to some of these questions.
Poles apart – HMRC challenge scaffolder’s VAT treatment
27 June 2016
It is apparent that HMRC have established a national VAT Scaffolding Team and are systematically selecting candidates for compliance checks. They may come knocking at your door next.