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.
John is an audit director and acts for both not for profit and corporate clients. He leads the Social Housing offering in North West and North East England and has over 15 years’ experience in providing audit and assurance services.
06 August 2020
Following recent representation by the Charity Tax Group (CTG) on behalf of the charitable sector, HMRC have consulted with various parties and announced an update to their policy in the area of online charity advertising.
04 August 2020
HMRC has now relaxed its strict policy that looked set to exclude many online charity advertising campaigns from VAT relief. Charities should check the VAT position of their advertising contracts in case they are entitled to a refund.
Adam is an accomplished risk management professional with over 13 years experience in the Enterprise Risk Management, Governance, Compliance and Assurance fields, across both the public and private sectors.
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.
15 April 2020
There has been lack of clarity on tax and VAT payments on current government measures that can support charities. However, first principles apply, and the retention scheme grants can only be used to pay tax deductible wages. But beware: there may be an unexpected VAT effect.