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No VAT exemption for Blood Plasma Used Industrially

The European Court of Justice has ruled that there is no VAT exemption for blood plasma used industrially. The case arose form a German company managing blood donor centres and extracting plasma, a component part of human blood, for the … Continue reading

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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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Tax on benefit in kind

Whether an employer spending on staff trips is investing in a tax-deductible business expense or providing a benefit-in-kind, like staff wages in another form, is often debateable. So was interested to see a report that a high street retailer has … Continue reading

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