Berthold Bauer

HMRC update COS Heading 14 (computer services)

by Berthold Bauer on May 4, 2021

The re-wording of COS Heading 14 (computer services) has been on the horizon since June 2017 when the latest HMRC Guidance was released. HMRC have now provided an update on much anticipated re-wording on VATGPB9700 (the HMRC internal manual) that begins by explaining that once again a) and b) remain unchanged:

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Berthold BauerHMRC update COS Heading 14 (computer services)

2021 Budget Announcement

by Berthold Bauer on March 3, 2021

The Chancellor has today announced the 2021 Budget and there is one particular announcement that will affect many of our NHS Clients and one other included for completeness.

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COS headings update

by Berthold Bauer on March 1, 2021

HMRC have recently published updated guidance for some Contracted Out Service headings. Most of the changes are either minor clarifications or amendments to the heading titles. The current published guidance for all Contracted Out Services can be accessed here.

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Construction Reverse Charge process starts on Monday [March 1st]

by Berthold Bauer on February 25, 2021

After a number of postponements, it is here. The new Reverse Charge for Construction Services will take effect from 1 March 2021.  If you have not already put processes in place, it is not too late to do so, and in the main the HMRC guidance is clear and well written https://www.gov.uk/guidance/vat-reverse-charge-technical-guide

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Berthold BauerConstruction Reverse Charge process starts on Monday [March 1st]

New Contracted-Out-Services Headings

by Berthold Bauer on November 5, 2020

Whilst we eagerly await the outcome of the HM Treasury’s ‘VAT and the Public Sector: Reform to VAT Refund Rules’ paper and consultation, (in which a full-VAT refund model is to be explored) a new Treasury Directive has been released expanding the current Contracted-Out-Services (COS) direction

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A win for NHS Lease Cars

by Berthold Bauer on October 30, 2020

HMRC have now officially accepted the decision of the Court of Appeal in the HMRC v Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust case concerning VAT on Salary Sacrifice Lease Cars (SSLS).

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Liquidated Damages: retrospective VAT treatment & corrections

by Berthold Bauer on September 8, 2020

Following EU Tribunal Cases (VAT being a European Tax and largely unaffected by Brexit); HMRC have changed their stance on many forms of compensation payment – and with particular regard to the Construction Industry – how Liquidated Damages are treated.

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Berthold BauerLiquidated Damages: retrospective VAT treatment & corrections