Tag Archives: VAT

£20 million SME Brexit Support Fund

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The UK government has opened the £20 million SME Brexit Support Fund for applications from 15 March. This support fund will support small businesses with reforms to trade rules with the EU. Smaller businesses can apply for grants of up to £2,000 to help them adapt to new customs and tax rules when trading with […]

Finance Bill 2021: Details Published

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The government has published the details of the Finance Bill 2021 on 11 March 2021. The Bill highlights the important law measures(announced in the recent 2021 Budget) set to come into legislation. Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced the following measures in his budget speech: an extension of the stamp duty holiday in England a super-deduction capital […]

Domestic VAT reverse charge updates

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The domestic VAT reverse charge for construction services will come into effect on 1 March 2021, according to HMRC. It was initially scheduled to come into effect from 1 October 2019 but was postponed until October 2020. The VAT reverse charge for construction is an extension of the Construction Industry Scheme (CIS). It applies only […]

VAT refund rules reforms and Public Sector

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The Treasury has published a consultation document on reforms to the VAT refund rules. The government departments, devolved administrations, the NHS and Highways England are eligible for VAT refunds under Section 41 of the VAT Act 1994 Under the current VAT refund rules. However, unlike commercial organisations, public sector organisations do not carry out business […]

Changes to VAT on imported goods: HMRC introduces a new model

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HMRC has introduced changes to the VAT on imported goods from 1 January 2021. The government will introduce a new model for the VAT treatment of goods arriving in Great Britain from outside of the UK. The changes will ensure to treat goods from EU and non-EU countries in the same way. They will also […]

UK Tax System: OTS recommended measures to simplify VAT

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The Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) has outlined a range of measures intended to help simplify the UK tax system. The OTS stated that the UK tax has become ‘highly complex’, and has ‘not kept pace with changes in society’. As such, in its report, the OTS has recommended 23 measures intended to simplify VAT. […]

VAT flat rates reduction

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HMRC has reduced VAT rates for hospitality and the flat rate scheme. VAT flat rates have been reduced for catering, accommodation and pubs in light of the government’s temporary VAT reduction. As a consequence of the temporary reduction in the VAT rate from 20% to 5% in the hospitality sector, the flat rate percentages used […]

UK chancellor announced new measures -a plan for jobs

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UK chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced new measures “plan for jobs” including bonuses for employers, VAT and stamp duty cuts, home improvement vouchers and eating-out discounts. The finance minister made his summer statement or ‘mini-budget’ in parliament on Wednesday. Today the Chancellor announced the introduction of the Job Retention Bonus. This is a one-off payment […]

Reverse charge VAT for the construction industry-delay in implementation

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HMRC has announced a five-month delay to the introduction of the domestic reverse charge for construction services, due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the construction sector. The VAT change will not now apply until 1 March 2021. A domestic reverse charge means the UK customer who gets supplies of construction services must […]

Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme is ready to launch

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The government is ready to launch an online service (portal) for employers to claim under the Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme. Under the scheme, employers can claim the payments they have made to their employees during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The portal for claiming under the SSP rebate scheme will open on 26 May. […]