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VAT tribunal allows zero-rate for digital newspapers

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.

HMRC invites claims for overpaid VAT but doesnt agree to pay them

25 February 2020

Following the News Corp and Ireland Ltd Upper Tribunal decision released late last year, in which it was held that the digital editions of The Times and other News Corp newspapers should be zero-rated for VAT, HMRC has published a new briefing explaining how businesses can now submit claims for overpaid VAT. But there is a snag - any claims made are unlikely to be paid until when, and if, the litigation is finally concluded in News Corp’s favour.

How will IR35 impact the real estate and construction sector from April 2020?
Howard Freedman

07 February 2020

The IR35 reforms from 6 April 2020 will have a significant impact on the real estate and construction sector. What should businesses be doing to prepare for the upcoming changes?

Graham Steele

Partner

Graham is a tax partner and leads RSM’s North West region innovation reliefs team.

Countdown to corporation tax April 2020: non-UK landlords

06 November 2019

The move to the corporation tax regime for non-resident companies letting out UK real estate, will have a significant impact on the way they calculate their taxable rental profits, compliance processes and the timing of when tax payments will become due.

Irfan Butt

Partner

Irfan has over 15 years' experience in taxation of pan-European real estate funds, infrastructure funds and debt funds and structuring and restructuring of inbound, outbound and pan-European investments in real estate and distressed debt portfolios. He also holds a qualification in Islamic finance and have been part of the HMT/HMRC Islamic finance working group to advise on the changes to the UK taxation rules.

Jack Deal

Associate Director

Jack works with independent businesses in the East of England, providing commercial and strategic advice and coordinating RSM’s wide ranging service offerings. Jack is based in RSM’s Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge offices and joined the firm as a school leaver in 2007.

Domestic reverse charge for the construction industry: 12-month delay

19 October 2019

The construction sector is breathing a sigh of relief as HMRC announces a 12-month delay to the introduction of the domestic reverse charge for construction services. Businesses should make the most of the additional 12 months to prepare early for the changes.

Construction sector faces perfect storm of VAT issues

03 September 2019

Unless HMRC responds to calls from the construction industry and RSM, on 1 October the industry faces a perfect storm of VAT issues. The domestic reverse charge for the Construction Industry Scheme will be introduced along with the kick-off of Making Tax Digital for some organisations. The most recent announcement looks set to increase the cost of energy-saving measures.

Will changes to the reverse charge be reversed for the construction sector?
Ian Carpenter

29 August 2019

HMRC has been publicising, with varying degrees of success, its launch of a new VAT anti evasion measure targeted at the Construction sector. The measure known as the VAT Domestic Reverse Charge is targeted at specific supplies within the construction sector. It will be introduced on 1 October 2019.

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