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HMRC extends VAT relief for charities to some digital campaigns

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.

Independent Schools COVID-19 Toolkit
Nick Sladden

11 September 2020

As we begin to prepare for a post coronavirus world, we are taking a look at the uncertainty in the independent school sector and the impact it has had.

What digital advertising is included in the charity VAT relief?
Nick Sladden

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.

The temporary reduced rate of VAT for leisure and hospitality may not be as simple as it seems
Audrey Fearing

14 July 2020

The Chancellor’s Summer Economic Statement delivered on 8 July included various measures to support hospitality and leisure businesses during the coronavirus emergency. They included a targeted temporary VAT cut for supplies of hospitality, hotel accommodation and admission to attractions.

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.

Managing the impact of coronavirus on VAT recovery for charities
Audrey Fearing

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.

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.

Government charity sector measures welcome but only addresses the tip of the iceberg, says RSM
Nick Sladden

09 April 2020

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced a £750m package to keep struggling charities afloat during the coronavirus pandemic.

Independent schools discounts on summer term fees: a gift aid opportunity
Graham Batty

03 April 2020

With schools being closed to all but the children of key workers and trying to provide online rather than face to face education, many are offering a discount on summer term fees.

Charities on war footings may need to call in the reserves
Nick Sladden

26 March 2020

Nick Sladden, head of charities at RSM, comments on the Charity Commission’s recently updated guidance on dealing with the coronavirus.

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