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UK VAT & sport

UK VAT & sport

Back in February I was more than a little cynical about the European Court of Justice (ECJ) being asked to decide whether playing duplicate contract bridge was taking part in a sport.  I thought I’d be in good company with the man on the Clapham Omnibus in...
Air Ambulance gets UK VAT refund!

Air Ambulance gets UK VAT refund!

It’s always a wonderful thing getting a good answer for a client but getting a nice big fat refund for my air ambulance client has even more feel good about it.  All involved are very happy and I’m feeling rather proud. And did you know?  It was only when...
UK VAT – HMRC deadlines

UK VAT – HMRC deadlines

Chasing HMRC this morning (6 April) for a response to a letter sent 4 weeks ago and I learn their reply of 23 March will take up to 2 weeks to arrive!!!  Why?  Surely this is madness? And yet here we are jumping through hoops to meet a 14 day deadline imposed by HMRC...
UK VAT Flat Rate confusion

UK VAT Flat Rate confusion

You might know that service businesses that don’t buy in goods or materials will have to pay a higher VAT flat rate from April.  Question is do you understand who will be affected and how? The new rules were covered in a recent HMRC webinar, which actually...