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Update to Claiming VAT Back on DIY Self-Build New Homes

HMRC have published an updated form VAT431NB, April 2015 edition, for claiming back a VAT refund as a DIY or self-build house builder of a new home. There are detailed rules, in VAT Act 1994  s.35 and regulations, on what … Continue reading

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New VAT Notice 708 on Buildings and Construction

HMRC have issued a new edition of their VAT Notice 708 about buildings and construction. Among the changes are HMRC accepting that central controls for lights, heating etc are now “ordinarily” incorporated in a dwelling and more on the definition … Continue reading

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VAT – Building and Construction work

This is an area of VAT that I have been asked about quite often recently. Its a complex area and HMRC explain that many kinds of work that builders and similar trades do are standard-rated for VAT. But certain types … 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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