Monthly Archives: March 2013

Germany Clarifies VAT Tax Break For Food Supplies

“..As regards school meals, the particular VAT rate to be applied will depend very much on the individual case and the type of food served.” The details around the school’s scheme makes fascinating reading for tax fans…. http://www.tax-news.com/news/Germany_Clarifies_VAT_Tax_Break_For_Food_Supplies____60229.html Eamon McNicholas … Continue reading

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Government green policies and VAT add £172 to our energy bills

“UK Government energy and climate change policies and VAT add £172 onto the cost of the average annual household energy bill, a major new report will show. There was consternation earlier this year when it was revealed British Gas parent … Continue reading

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Vietnam Agrees To Maintain VAT Lower Rates

“..in light of the present difficult conditions for businesses, the National Assembly deputies agreed, temporarily, not to reduce the number of products that enjoy the preferential rate (or those items that are zero-rated), particularly as they are predominantly goods required … Continue reading

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Yachts Lured To Croatia By EU Accession VAT Perk

VAT on boats and yachts is a subject with which I have often been deeply involved: http://www.tax-news.com/news/Yachts_Lured_To_Croatia_By_EU_Accession_VAT_Perk____60212.html Eamon McNicholas Tax Barrister, Accountant http://www.EamonMcNicholas.com

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Osborne’s Budget 2013: Income Tax Relief Won’t Ease Pain of VAT Hike, Says TUC

“If the chancellor really wants to make a difference to family budgets he should look at reversing his VAT hike and cuts to vital tax credits and benefits.” Ok tax fans, I’m looking closely for anyone, ever (other than a … Continue reading

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Osborne is urged to slash 15% off VAT for building industry

“If VAT on services such as property maintenance, repairs, refurbishment, alterations and extensions was reduced by 15 per cent, for say two years, it would give a significant boost to the building and construction industry and kick-start this sector into … Continue reading

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Westinsure considers appeal after HMRC success in VAT ruling

“This case shows how closely the tax authorities are scrutinising services in support of brokers, and that they are looking to close off the VAT exemption.” Yes! http://www.accountancyage.com/aa/news/2254469/westinsure-considers-appeal-after-vat-ruling Eamon McNicholas Tax Barrister, Accountant http://www.EamonMcNicholas.com Eamon also represents accountants at complaints … Continue reading

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