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Financial services VAT newsflash: The advocate general's opinion in the Blackrock case has arrived
John Forth

17 March 2020

The opinion of the Advocate General (AG) has been released in the case of Blackrock Investment Management (UK) Limited (Blackrock).

75 per cent of financial firms at risk of missing digital VAT deadline
John Forth

12 July 2019

New figures from HMRC have revealed that three quarters of VAT-registered financial firms have yet to sign up for Making Tax Digital and risk missing the deadline to do so.

Good VAT news for financial services providers
John Forth

08 March 2019

Draft legislation issued last week appears to be very good news for FS providers who supply services to recipients located in the EU, and who currently suffer a significant VAT cost on such supplies – resulting from VAT recovery on the costs associated with these supplies being blocked.

Making Tax Digital – relaxation period for complex organisations

16 February 2019

HMRC announced on 16 October 2018 that certain VAT registered entities that are deemed to be ‘complex’ will benefit from a six month deferral in relation to complying with the new rules for Making Tax Digital (MTD) for VAT.

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Making tax digital for VAT - 6 month deferral for complex businesses

03 December 2018

Making Tax Digital for VAT has been deferred for 6 months for organisations considered as having ‘complex requirements’. The decision to delay mandatory MTDfV was based on ensuring complex organisations have sufficient time to test their software solutions and HMRC’s service before they are required to join MTDfV. Find out why this is important and how we can assist.

Why insurance brokers are overpaying IPT and underclaiming VAT on data capture devices

14 November 2018

These days, even by Orwellian standards, the extent of the “data trail” which we all leave as we go about our daily lives is astonishing.

When do you need to be MTD ready?
John Forth

For those VAT registered businesses which are deemed to be 'complex' then they will need to ensure that they are MTD compliant for the first VAT return beginning on or after 1 October 2019. All other businesses which are required to be registered for VAT will be still be subject to the original deadline and will need to ensure that they are MTD compliant for the first VAT return beginning on or after 1 April 2019.

No IPT rate rise

29 October 2018

No IPT rate rise this Budget but does it really mean insurance premiums won’t go up? Justine McInnes talks about the common misconception that IPT is passed on to the insured and explains who really bears the cost of this poorly understood tax.

880,000 VAT-registered businesses unprepared for new digital tax rules
John Forth

03 October 2018

New analysis from audit, tax and consulting firm RSM suggests there could be as many as 880,000 VAT-registered businesses in the UK that are unprepared for new digital taxation rules which come into force from April next year.

New draft legislation could severely restrict VAT recovery by insurers
Justine McInnes

24 July 2018

New draft legislation issued by HMRC could potentially impose very significant restrictions on VAT recovery by providers of certain 'insurance related' services, RSM has warned.

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