Reclaiming VAT Paid for Domestic Solar Panels

In June the European Court ruled, in the Austrian case of Fuchs C-219/12, that a householder with solar panels selling electricity part-time back into the network was carrying on an economic activity. This meant they could reclaim back the input VAT paid.

Whether a UK householder should consider a voluntary VAT registration to get their VAT back is complex and depends on their specific situation. But the European judgment certainly changes the cost-benefit analysis of domestic solar panels.

The sunny weather this week might (temporarily) change things a bit too!

Eamon McNicholas
Tax Barrister, Accountant

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