VAT and Boats – Zero-rating Passenger Transport

An issue that often crops up with zero-rating passenger transport in a boat, vehicle or aircraft for 10 or more people is how that is determined. VAT Act 1994 schedule 8 group 8 item 4 speaks about something that has been “designed or adapted to carry not less then 10 passengers”. In my case of Cirdan Sailing Trust v Customs & Excise [2004] UKVAT V18865 it was established that each word, designed or adapted, has a place and one looks at the current physical state of the boat. Cirdan was cited with approval in British Disabled Flying Association v HMRC [2011] UKFTT 743, where aircraft were adapted for special use by disabled persons.

Eamon McNicholas
Tax Barrister, Accountant
http://www.EamonMcNicholas.com

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