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Has HMRC refused your VAT registration?

HMRC are refusing to accept applications to VAT register where trade hasn't yet started and this is just plain wrong!  If you know someone who has been refused a registration, please give me a call. Any organisation making plans to trade and incurring costs is...

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Farmer’s VAT Flat Rate Success

An argument about whether a farmer is entitled to use the Farmers’ VAT Flat-rate Scheme has finally been settled after going right through the UK appeal process and all the way to the Court of Justice of the EU. The good news is that Shields & Sons Partnership...

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How UK VAT can go wrong on property

The VAT rules that apply to property are beautifully complicated which means this list could have been endless but here are the ones that I seem to run into fairly regularly, especially when property is changing hands.  Remember if in doubt, call and check it out....

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How to avoid VAT problems

My recommendation is that you adopt a pedantic approach when applying VAT procedures.  The devil's in the detail of every VAT relief so it’s important to make sure procedures are secure to protect against a challenge from HMRC. There are lots of VAT procedural man...

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