UK VAT on food or lawn seed?

UK VAT on food or lawn seed?

A case that has proved, yet again, you should never optimistically apply the VAT rules is Westland Horticulture (TC07283). In a case looking at whether a supply should be classified for UK VAT as food or lawn seed, apparently there […]

VAT claims on cars.

VAT claims on cars. Is it business or personal?

A refreshingly unexpected decision from the tribunal that three cars (an Audi A8, a Mini Cooper and a Porsche Cayenne), kept at the director’s home address were not available for private use – with the result?  Full input VAT recovery! […]

UK VAT Bookkeeping

UK VAT Bookkeeping

The mesmerising mess surrounding the failed VAT appeal made by First Agency Limited (TC06593).  This should be a lesson to everyone to get their house in order and understand why you need good UK VAT Bookkeeping.  The taxpayer lost nearly […]

VAT Dangers of Business Separation

VAT Dangers of Business Separation

There is a seemingly endless debate about whether the £85k VAT registration limit creates an obstacle for small businesses.  This was brought out again in the surprisingly successful tribunal appeal made by Darren Vaughan (TC06910).  Although he had a very […]

Why make an early VAT plan for UK property

Why make an early VAT plan for UK property

Why make an early VAT plan for UK property?  The fact is it’s never too early to think about how VAT is going to work on a property project.  This is amply demonstrated by the Glasgow School of Art’s failed […]