VAT

Car

Can I save money by leasing a car through my company?

Jun 29, 2020

Is it cheaper to lease a car through a limited company? It’s a question we’re often asked, but the answer isn’t quite so straightforward. Leasing a vehicle in any shape or form can save you money and improve cash flow by ...

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VAT 3

Zero-rate of VAT applied to sales of PPE from today

May 01, 2020

The tax on personal protective equipment purchased by care homes, businesses, charities and individuals will be cut from today, it has been announced. According to HM Treasury, PPE, such as face masks and gowns, will be zero-rated for VAT from 01 ...

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VAT

Businesses who defer VAT payments should continue to file returns as usual, says HMRC

Apr 28, 2020

Businesses who have deferred VAT payments until the end of June 2020 should continue to file Making Tax Digital (MTD) returns as normal, the regulator has confirmed. The guidance comes after the Government announced that all businesses severely affected by Covid-19 ...

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Deferring VAT – HMRC confirms businesses should cancel VAT direct debits

Mar 25, 2020

Following the Government’s announcement that businesses will be able to defer VAT payments for the period from April – June, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has now confirmed that businesses should cancel direct debits for VAT if they want to ...

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Construction

Everything you need to know about the construction industry scheme VAT reverse charge

Mar 02, 2020

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) announced a 12-month deferral on the domestic reverse charge last year, which will now apply to construction services from 1 October 2020. The reverse charge legislation will place responsibility on the contractor to account for the ...

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VAT

VAT receipts rise to record £133 billion

Dec 02, 2019

The amount of VAT collected in the last 12 months has risen to a record £133 billion, with a significant contribution from the retail and wholesale sectors. The latest figures from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) indicate that revenue has increased ...

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120,000 businesses failed to meet the Making Tax Digital deadline

Sep 16, 2019

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has revealed that 1.1 million businesses have now signed up for Making Tax Digital (MTD) and so far, 1.2 million VAT returns have been successfully submitted through the service. Figures suggest that 490,000 VAT-registered businesses with ...

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Construction

Government delays domestic VAT reverse charge until October 2020

Sep 09, 2019

The Government has announced that it will delay the implementation of the domestic VAT reverse charge for building and construction services by a year. Following pleas from those in the Construction industry, the Government agreed that the new rules will not ...

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VAT Reverse Charge for building and construction services – What you need to know

Jul 18, 2019

In an attempt to tackle fraud in the construction industry, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is be introducing a domestic reverse charge which will take effect from October 2019. The reverse charge legislation will now place the responsibility on a contractor ...

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