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HMRC Grants for VCS Tax Advice Organisations

HMRC have announced grant funding for voluntary and community sector (VCS) organisations to provide tax advice to vulnerable or hard to reach taxpayers. Up to ¬£2 million is available for the 2015/16 year. Eligible groups include charities, mutual and co-operatives, … Continue reading

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Pointers on the VAT Option to Tax Land

HMRC have published research on the impact of the VAT option to tax (more formally the election to waive exemption). among the key summary conclusions were : ¬†Where businesses used the option to tax for properties leased to tenants most … Continue reading

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Court of Appeal Rules on Liability of Non-Tax Specialist Accounting Firms

The Court of Appeal has ruled that non-tax specialist accounting firms do not have an open-ended liability for tax advice. In Mehjoo vs. Harben Barker [2014] EWCA Civ 358 an Iranian businessman living in the UK since 1971 and a … Continue reading

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HMRC Notice 701/57 (November 2012): Health Professionals and Pharmaceutical Products

VAT and healthcare is a special interest are a for me. I have been asked for some general advice regarding health professionals and pharmaceutical products. If you have a problem, generally in the first instance you should refer to HMRC’s … Continue reading

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Eamon’s Latest Book: VAT for Medical and Health Care Professionals

VAT can be a minefield for medical and health care professionals. The core services of a registered health care professional in business are generally exempt from VAT. But big problems can and do crop-up when HM Revenue & Customs dispute … Continue reading

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VAT for Clubs and Associations

An updated notice 701/5 Oct/13 has been issued by HMRC this month on VAT for clubs and associations. Always a handy guide for anyone running a member club as the VAT can be complicated sometimes. Changes to note in this … Continue reading

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David Heaton’s Tax Star Rises

Tax fans can smile at David Heaton speaking at a London conference: ‘101 ideas for personal tax planning’, explaining how to keep money ‘out of the Chancellor’s grubby mitts’ and then 2 months later getting himself on a panel advising … Continue reading

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