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Charity Donations and VAT – Lesson 1

As a tax barrister, people frequently ask me about VAT and charities. So, charity and tax fans please take note of this, from HMRC, the deceptively simple starting point for the complex issue of VAT and charities. A freely given … Continue reading

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HMRC Looking at Charity Tax Law – Tax Avoidance

I have an interest in tax and charities and now see that charities set up just for tax avoidance purposes are in HMRC’s sights. While acknowledging the contribution of the charity sector, HMRC are worried about a few extreme cases … Continue reading

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Charities and UK Tax Break

The Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) has reported the UK should not try to copy US-style tax incentives for charities. As a tax barrister I agree. The US tax system for charities reflects the culture of philanthropy there, the UK has … Continue reading

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