You can claim back some of the input VAT you paid on all the expenses and purchases before you registered for VAT (called pre-registration VAT). Read more here.
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When providing services to your client, occasionally you might need to pay for items on their behalf. How do you then treat the VAT on the expenses that you recharge to the customer? There is one simple rule that you need to keep in mind: all recharged expenses carry VAT, unless the item is a […]
If you have ever looked in to the rules surrounding reduced- or zero-rate VAT and the building and construction industry (if you haven’t then it is an excellent way of spending a Saturday afternoon), you will have no doubt noticed that it is a veritable rabbit hole of specific situations, qualifying conditions, requirements and exclusions. […]
Since 2006, dentists have been able to incorporate their businesses, and many have chosen to do so because of the benefits it can provide. However, some dentists discovered that the contracts they had with their local NHS trust could not be transferred to the newly created company. One solution to this problem is to continue […]
The UK is renowned for having one of the most complicated tax systems in the world. Once facet of this is VAT, or Value Added Tax, which is currently paid on the purchase of some items. An in-depth look at the rules – what is VAT-able and what isn’t – throws up some unusual findings. […]
We had an interesting call with a client yesterday. He is not happy with the amount of VAT he is currently paying and doubly concerned about the increase in VAT from 4 Jan 2012 – to 20%. He asked me if there were any prospect of reducing is quarterly VAT figure. As a catering business […]