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How to make UK VAT claims on building a care home

How to make UK VAT claims on building a care home

UK VAT can now be claimed on building a care home.  If VAT has been paid on building a care home within the last four years then a VAT refund may be available.  This potential windfall follows Pennine NHS Trust winning their argument that construction of a care home...
VAT on construction – what exactly is a new building?

VAT on construction – what exactly is a new building?

You might know there is no VAT due on building a new house, but have you ever stopped to ask exactly what is a new house?  This is one of those hair-splitting debates that has bounced around the VAT tribunal for years but has finally been clarified by HMRC’s...
How UK VAT can go wrong on property

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....
UK VAT on property – Vertical -v- horizontal

UK VAT on property – Vertical -v- horizontal

Property developers beware! It’s easy to think you should get VAT relief when you take an old pub and make 4 new maisonettes.  Similarly if you take an old shop with a flat above and make a new pair of semis.  Unfortunately the Upper Tribunal decided both projects...
UK VAT on commercial property – Client story

UK VAT on commercial property – Client story

I’ve said it before and I said it again – “If I were you I wouldn’t have started here”.  This time to the trustee of a SSAS when he asked me how he could avoid charging VAT on a property transfer to a new SSAS.  It was all a mess as...
UK VAT on commercial property – Client story

UK VAT on commercial property – Client story

The final piece of the puzzle fell into place today with this tangled mess of a property group getting with-held VAT claims released.  The wrong company bearing costs; not notifying the option to tax at the right time; claiming on exempt conversions were all part of...