17 October 2020
In the past, HMRC has accepted that contractually agreed payments due in the event of a breach of contract, and thus amounting to compensation, were typically outside the scope of VAT, because they are not consideration for any supply of goods or services.
18 September 2020
Following recent representations by the Charity Tax Group (CTG), HMRC has agreed to amend its policy on the VAT treatment of online charity advertising. Information on HMRC's new policy was published on 8 September and we suggest that affected advertisers and charities should consider their position carefully.
18 May 2020
The upper tribunal case for Royal Opera House Covent Garden Foundation calls into question the approach to be taking by organisations that undertake non business and business activities.
18 May 2020
Coronavirus has resulted in many charities suffering a significant decline in revenues, and irrecoverable VAT costs increase significantly. We recommend that charities should build this reduction into their cash flow projections.
01 May 2020
The Government has announced that the application of the zero rate of VAT to supplies of 'digital publications' will be brought forward to 1 May.
26 February 2020
Following a tribunal ruling, an independent review and a celebrity led campaign, the Government is under pressure on three sides to end the application of VAT at 20 per cent to digital publications.
17 July 2019
A recent judgment from the European Court risks restricting charities' VAT recovery on the generation of additional funds through investment and fundraising.
26 September 2018
From April 2019, most VAT registered businesses including charities, will have to change the way they submit their VAT returns to HMRC as part of the Government's Making Tax Digital (MTD) agenda. With the deadline looming, many charities still have some way to go to be ready for the changes.
Partner, Head of NHS
Audrey is part of our indirect tax team and helps to grow the government and public sector indirect tax business. She focusses on advising NHS, local authority and social housing clients on all aspects of VAT.