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Changes to VAT on Insurance Repair Services

A VAT loophole was closed on 1st October which had previously allowed insurance companies providing a repair under an insurance contract to divert VAT outside of the UK. The VAT (Place of Supply of Services: Exemptions etc) Order 2016/726 amended … Continue reading

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Update to tax Relief from Duty and VAT for Visiting Forces

HMRC have updated for C&E941 on the entitlement of visiting forces to import/withdraw a motor vehicle free of duty and VAT tax. Form C&E941A deals with purchasing a vehicle. Members of the forces should be aware that there are strict … Continue reading

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New Electronic Taxes on Old Paper Tax Discs ?

Car tax has been a stealth tax for decades and has nothing to do at all with paying for the roads. The branding of it as a supposed “road fund licence” has been a clever marketing gimmick to disguise its real nature … Continue reading

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Wheels Fall off Tax Scheme used by Chris Moyles

The ex-BBC star Chris Moyles used an artificial tax scheme designed to generate supposed losses in car dealing, which were then to then be claimed to reduce his tax bill. As a tax barrister I was not surprised the Tax … Continue reading

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HMRC Welcomes Victory Over VAT Avoidance Scheme

“According to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), the scheme, started in 1998, involved the restructuring of a group engaged in the selling of car warranties. This enabled the VAT on car repair services to be recovered. Insurers cannot normally recover … Continue reading

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HMRC to put brakes on £110m VAT car crime

“Sally Beggs, deputy director for VAT fraud at HMRC, said: ‘Criminal gangs abused the old system in the past by bringing vehicles into the UK and registering them with the DVLA without accounting for VAT. That stops [15th April 2013]. … Continue reading

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