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Understanding the VAT recovery rules in relation to costs, supplies, and activities
Audrey Fearing

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.

Michael McLaughlin

Partner

Michael is a tax partner based in the Nottingham office. Michael works with corporate clients delivering commercial tax advice on international and domestic tax matters including; global tax compliance, overseas expansion, mergers and acquisitions, corporate structuring, new developments in tax law, tax technology and governance, transfer pricing and tax accounting.

Zero rate of VAT for charity sector digital publications
Audrey Fearing

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.

Zero rating for digital publications brought forward to 1 May 2020

01 May 2020

In response to the economic impact of the coronavirus outbreak, 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.

Simon Browning

Tax Partner

Simon is a tax partner in our Nottingham office and Head of Tax for the East Midlands. Simon has over 20 years’ experience dealing with tax compliance and tax planning for businesses and their owners.

Charities and government coronavirus support: what is the tax and VAT position?

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.

Employer-provided living accommodation: changes to the tax treatment from 6 April 2021
Susan Ball

09 April 2020

If an employer provides an employee, director, or a member of an employee’s or director’s family or household with living accommodation, a benefit in kind can arise both in respect of the living accommodation itself and the associated benefits (such as utilities, furniture, and other services met by the employer).

Chancellor offers support to consumer businesses but will it be enough?

11 March 2020

In the Budget 2020, the Chancellor announced a number of changes that will affect consumers nation-wide.

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.

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