sport clubs & charities

VAT for Sport clubs & charities

This is all about VAT for Sports Clubs & charities and the problems faced by CASCs with VAT relief on construction. In two quite separate cases two more sports clubs have fallen VAT victim to the distinction between a CASC […]

Early Termination Payments

Early Termination Payments & VAT

This is potentially a huge issue so please do not assume this doesn’t affect you, it might and it could be really big!! HMRC have announced an important change to how they see Early Termination Payments & VAT need to […]

VAT can be due on Health Related Services

VAT can be due on Health Related Services

There are always blurred edges around any VAT relief which is why this is where the danger lies.  Time and again we see cases in the tribunal where someone has assumed there is no VAT but HMRC disagree.  One of […]

clarity on overhead VAT claims

Clarity on Overhead VAT Claims for Partial Exemption

Thanks to Volkswagen Financial Services UK Limited (VWFS) pursuing a very hard fought argument all the way to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU case reference C-153/17) we now have clarity on overhead VAT claims for partial […]

UK VAT on Staff or is it Healthcare

UK VAT on Staff or is it Healthcare?

This is a classic minefield. When is UK VAT due on staff or is it healthcare and exempt? There is no doubt that VAT is applied inconsistently in the temporary staff market so some people must be getting it very […]

Exempt Health or VATable Beauty?

Exempt Health or VATable Beauty?

It is always worth remembering that VAT works on a ‘guilty until proved innocent’ basis.  Knowing that a VAT exemption applies to health services does not mean that exemption necessarily extends to all services that someone might think of as […]