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UK VAT reclaims for overseas businesses

Purpose of note “Reclaiming VAT for overseas businesses” This note explains how an overseas business that is not allowed to register for UK VAT can still reclaim import and other UK VAT. This situation often applies to overseas companies active in UK construction projects. I have written it in response to a number of questions […]

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2021 Budget Update

Aim of note The aim of this note is to summarise some of the policies announced in yesterday’s budget. I have selected the points that are most likely to be relevant to our clients. The list is not meant to be comprehensive. You can see a summary of the points here and the full budget […]

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COVID: VAT deferral extended

Overview HMRC recently provided an update of their VAT deferral scheme. This note summarises HMRC’s guidance, You can read the guidance in full here. The VAT deferral scheme Basically, if you deferred VAT payments at the start of COVID (between 20 March and 30 June 2020) and you still have payments to make, you can […]

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Xero – import & export VAT post Brexit

Overview From 1st January 2021 (post Brexit) new rules apply for accounting for import and export VAT. This has made recording imports and exports on Xero quite a lot harder. This note explains some of the new rules and how to record import and export transactions in Xero. You can see a similar note for […]

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QuickBooks – import & export VAT post Brexit

Overview From 1st January 2021 (post Brexit) new rules apply for accounting for import and export VAT. This has made recording imports and exports on QuickBooks quite a lot harder. This note explains some of the new rules and how to record import and export transactions in QuickBooks. You can see a similar note for […]

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New VAT rules for overseas sellers

Overview The aim of this note is to explain some of the new VAT rules that overseas sellers will need to follow after Brexit. In this context an overseas seller is a business that is established outside of the UK and doesn’t have an establishment within the UK.  The changes are reasonably complex because there are […]

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Health Tourism and VAT

Health tourism and VAT The health tourism business is an interesting area because it combines three types of VAT supplies: exempt services (the provision of health services is usually an exempt supply) standard rate services (for example, commissions charged) TOMS services (for example hotels & the like) This note looks at some of the issues […]

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VAT – Overseas aspects of land-related services

Land-related services and installed and assembled goods The purpose of this note is to provide some clarity on some overseas VAT aspects for land-related services and installed and assembled goods Situation 1 – Italian established business provides land-related services Italian Co is an Italian established company that provides building services in the UK Co). Italian […]

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