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VAT

Expert commentary and practical guidance from ICAEW related to VAT under the UK tax regime.

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Practical guidance

ICAEW's Tax Faculty produces TAXguides to provide practical support on technical areas of tax

TAXguide 18/20: VAT MOSS – what happens following the end of the UK VAT MOSS scheme

The UK has left the EU, with 31 December 2020 marking the end of the transitional deal that has been in place since 1 February 2020. The EU departure will mean important changes for UK businesses that sell broadcasting, telecommunication and electronic (BTE) services to non-business customers (B2C) inside the EU. Neil Warren provides guidance on the key changes that will take place.

Features and articles

VAT: zero-rated food

Ed Saltmarsh examines VAT tribunal findings in the Innovative Bites case that shines a light on the unnecessary complexity of the zero rate of VAT on food.

Tax news in brief 23 November 2022

Highlights from the broader tax news for the week ending 23 November 2022, including: increase to electric car advisory fuel rate; removal of access to CHIEF for importers; technical guidance on the fulfilment house due diligence scheme; electronic submission of VAT refund claims for non-UK businesses; and the Autumn Finance Bill 2022.

Webinars and recordings

New VAT penalty rules

This webinar from the Tax Faculty will explain the new penalty rules for late submission and payment in relation to VAT

New E-Commerce VAT regimes in the EU and UK

From 1 July 2021, the existing Mini One Stop Shop (MOSS) scheme transitions to a new framework. This is the 2021 EU e-commerce VAT package. This webinar will provide an explanation of the new EU -ecommerce VAT regime.

Construction Industry Scheme VAT reverse charge

In this webinar, Neil Warren, Independent VAT speaker, author and consultant explains the new rules on VAT domestic reverse charge for construction services and how it will affect your clients.

Markel Tax FAQs

Questions and answers on UK tax issues and trends from the ICAEW Tax and VAT Helpline, a subscription service provided by MarkelTax.

Markel Tax FAQs are correct at the time of going to press. To check current validity, please call the ICAEW Tax and VAT Helpline.

Bloomsbury Core Accounting and Tax Service

Eligible firms have free access to Bloomsbury Professional's comprehensive online library, comprising more than 60 titles from some of the country's leading tax and accounting subject matter experts. Find out who is eligible and how you can access the Core Accounting and Tax Service.

Value added tax 2022-23

An accessible guide to current VAT law, written for both professional advisers and non-professionals.

Revenue Law: Principles and Practice

Textbook aimed at finance and business undergraduate students, providing readers with an understanding of the law relating to all areas of UK taxation. Content has been updated in line with Finance Act 2022.

Charities

A full chapter on the taxation of charities in the UK in this title aimed at finance and business undergraduate students.

Value added tax

Chapter providing expert guidance on VAT in relation to business partnerships, including LLPs.

Tax returns

A chapter on taxpayers' rights and HMRC powers in relation to tax returns.

The VAT return

This chapter is designed to give a basic guide to the completion of the VAT return.

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EU VAT compass 2022/2023

Examines the VAT system of the EU.

Value added tax 1

A chapter setting out the essential principles of VAT, as set out in the Value Added Tax Act 1994 and subsequent Finance Acts.

Value added tax 2

This second chapter on VAT explains how the tax is administered by HMRC, as well as a number of schemes which simplify the VAT system.

VAT administration, appeals and interest

A high level overview of the framework of VAT administration covering appeals and the interest charged on VAT recovered through the raising of an assessment.

Scope and rates of value added tax

Short summary of what is chargeable for VAT in the UK, who constitutes a taxable person and how much tax is paid at different rates of VAT.

Penalties and surcharges

Section covering the penalties for late VAT registration, unauthorised issue of tax invoices, and late, fraudulent or erroneous tax returns.

Registration and de-registration

Briefly explains who has an obligation to register for VAT with a worked example for a small business. It also notes the pros and cons of voluntary VAT registration.

Recovery of VAT cross-border

This chapter explains the schemes for businesses recovering VAT incurred within the EU.

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ICAEW REP 040-22 Online Sales Tax

ICAEW’s response to HM Treasury’s consultation on online sales tax. ICAEW is concerned that an online sales tax (OST) will not address the imbalance of the costs of business rates borne by those retailers with physical premises versus the lower establishment costs of e-commerce sellers but will only serve to create extra complexity and increased compliance burdens.

ICAEW REP 001-22 Corporate redomiciliation

ICAEW’s Business Law and Tax Faculties respond to BEIS and HMRC proposals to introduce a facility for companies incorporated overseas to transfer their place of registration to the UK.

Some resources that we link to may pre-date the latest amendments to the relevant tax regulations. While these links contain useful information, please treat them with appropriate caution.

EU VAT e-commerce package

<p>Paper from HMRC on the EU rule changes from 1 July 2021 relating to the movement of goods from Northern Ireland to the EU and imports of low value goods into the EU or Northern Ireland.</p>

Import goods into the UK: step by step

Step-by-step guide explaining how to bring goods into the UK from any country. It covers tax and duty, customs declarations, licences and certificates, VAT refunds, commodity codes, and other import procedures.

Check when you can account for import VAT on your VAT Return

Information on which businesses can, or need to, account for import VAT on their VAT Return (also called postponed VAT accounting). It also covers businesses that use agents or forwarders to import goods on their behalf, how to complete customs declarations, and importing merchandise in baggage.

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