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VAT and affiliation fees for sports clubs – Notice 701/45

HMRC has given notice of the withdrawal of its extra statutory concession (ESC) on VAT and affiliation fees for sports clubs, currently published as paragraph 3.6.2 of VAT Notice 701/45. “A sport’s governing body, or similar umbrella organisation, often charges … Continue reading

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Tax-Deductible Professional Bodies and Societies

An updated list of professional bodies, and learned societies, whose subscriptions HMRC has approved for tax deduction has been published. But for tax deduction the subscription has to be necessary or helpful to a taxpayer doing their work and paid … Continue reading

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Ireland and Brexit

The Central Statistical Office (CSO) in Ireland has published a paper “Brexit: Ireland and the UK in numbers”. A special concern for Ireland is the impact on customs duties, VAT and other tax revenues and what happens to the free-movement … Continue reading

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Disagreeing with an HMRC Tax Decision

HMRC have updated their guidance leaflet, HMRC1, on what to do if you disagree with one of their tax decisions. Both indirect taxes like VAT and direct such as income or inheritance tax. It is a handy initial guide outlining … Continue reading

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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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St Andrew’s College Bradfield v HMRC – VAT Group, Education and Sport

The Upper Tax Tribunal in London has held that two subsidiaries supplying sport services, in a VAT group with a boarding school, college, as the group member, made taxable supplies. The case turned on VAT Act 1994 schedule 9 group … Continue reading

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The VAT Guide, Notice 700, Updated

HMRC have updated their VAT Guide, Notice 700, in a new edition this month. The main change is on VAT incurred on goods before VAT registration but recoverable afterwards. Generally VAT on goods before registration can be claimed as input … Continue reading

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