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.
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.
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.
01 August 2018
A new judgment from the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) could have significant VAT implications for providers of payment collection services and those that use their services such as charities, healthcare providers and businesses that accept payments by instalments.
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.
05 July 2018
Insurers, insurance brokers and outsourcing businesses who operate in Italy are advised to take note of a recent decision of the Italian Supreme Court (Cass No. 11442).
01 May 2018
It is clear following Axa Denplan (CJEU Case 175/09), that services which fall within the description of “payment processing” will only qualify for VAT exemption in very limited circumstances.
27 March 2018
Very broadly speaking, the UK and EU cost sharing legislation enables exempt/partly exempt organisations to manage their VAT cost on back office services by setting up a separate 'cost sharing vehicle' (CSV). Subject to some arguably, fairly stringent conditions being met, the supply of 'back office' services by the CSV will be exempt.
26 March 2018
HMRC has signalled the end of VAT cost sharing groups in the financial services sector after publishing a briefing paper on its response to a recent EU ruling. Although not widely used across the industry, VAT cost sharing structures operate as a valuable VAT cost reduction tool for financial services firms - particularly when combined with other VAT cost reduction mechanisms.