Working in tax for nearly 40 years and having been a Chartered Tax Adviser for more than 20, I believe I offer my clients the expertise and specialist knowledge needed to get to grips with and solve even the trickiest VAT issues.
Part 1 – who needs to know and when? If you are an accountant, none of this Insight should be any surprise to you. But are you sure all your clients are equally clued in? I recently had a coffee with a friend of mine who runs his own very successful VAT-registered business. When I
“Ladles and jellyspoons, I come before you, to stand behind you, To tell you something I know nothing about”. Origin unknown With less than 6 months to go … There are now fewer than 6 months before the UK ceases to be part of the EU. Not much is clearer – especially from a
What is the “golden brick”? The golden brick is a device for transforming a standard-rated or exempt supply of land or buildings into a zero-rated supply of a partly completed dwelling, or other building qualifying for zero-rating. Why would you use the golden brick? You might use it where: The person buying the property cannot
In my December 2017 Insight I drew attention to an unwarranted campaign by HMRC to restrict zero-rating for dwellings by using “the 2(c) test” in a way that was not intended by parliament (when-is-a-house-not-a-dwelling?). In May 2018, in the case of Summit Electrical Installations Limited, the Upper Tribunal confirmed that HMRC’s interpretation of this test