VAT

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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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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VAT and the Public Sector: Reform to VAT Refund Rules

by Berthold Bauer on September 1, 2020

For a number of years HM Treasury have been considering potential reforms to the Contracted-Out-Services – numbered 1 through to 76 – which you will be familiar with from our reports.  As a quick recap these rules [Section 41 VATA94] are the mechanism with which NHS and Government Departments (GD) reclaims VAT on certain outsourced services.

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