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Coronavirus VAT Deferral Payment Scheme

11th March 2021
If you deferred VAT payments due between 20 March 2020 and 30 June 2020 and still have payments to make, you have three options: • Pay the deferred VAT in full, on or before 31 March 2021 • join the VAT deferral new payment scheme – the online service is open between 23 February 2021...

VAT Reverse Charge

10th February 2021
New VAT rules for construction In this attached guide we look at the ‘Domestic Reverse Charge’ (DRC) that applies for VAT on construction services from 1 March 2021. This was announced in a consultation in early 2018, with the intention that it should be introduced on 1 October 2019. It was delayed for a year...

Trading changes following Brexit

11th January 2021
The United Kingdom officially left the European Union (EU) on 31 January 2020 and the 11-month transitional period ended on 1 January 2021. There are important changes businesses must now make in order to continue trading with the EU. VAT changes The UK left the EU VAT Territory on 31 December 2020. Following this date,...
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Tax-free shopping to end

11th January 2021
At the end of September, the government announced the end of the VAT Retail Export Scheme (VAT RES) with effect from 1 January 2021. This means that overseas visitors will no longer be entitled to a VAT refund on items they buy in England, Scotland or Wales which they take home in their luggage. The...

Employee gifts and VAT

9th January 2021
After a tough year you might have scaled down Christmas gifts for your employees. Even so, you need to consider the VAT consequences which vary depending on the cost and type of gift. What should you be reporting on your VAT return? John Craig our VAT expert provides the answers. The cost of employing a...

December Q&A

1st December 2020
Is there VAT on renting out farmland? Q. I have agreed to rent a field from a farmer who is unsure whether he must charge VAT. As far as I am aware, as long as he has not opted to tax the land he does not charge VAT. Is this correct? A. The answer here...

Takeaway and delivered food – What VAT?

30th October 2020
A temporary lower VAT rate currently applies to some supplies of food and drink but not others. While this is good news it has caused some confusion. What VAT should you be charging your customers?  Our VAT expert John Craig provides the answers. Temporary VAT rate The government introduced the temporary 5% VAT rate for...
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Deferred your tax

5th October 2020
You took advantage of HMRC’s tax deferral schemes for VAT and income tax self-assessment because of coronavirus. But what options are there to pay and when is the best time to do it? Brona MacDougall takes a closer look Naturally, before you pay tax you want to look at your cashflow over the coming months...

Mixed use of a building and VAT

5th October 2020
You own a building that has a ground floor shop and a first floor flat, which you rent out. You opted to tax the property many years ago. But have you been dealing with the VAT correctly and can you save some tax in the future? John Craig provides the answers. Many landlords have opted...

VAT and Self Assessment Payment Extensions

24th September 2020
VAT It has been confirmed today that the payment of the suspended VAT quarter (the VAT quarter due in March to June 2020) which was previous due for repayment by end of March 2021 can now be repaid by way of 11 equal instalments over the tax year 2021/2022 in order to avoid businesses suffering...