VAT news - July 2017

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Date of change to telecommunications use and enjoyment rules announced.

Gareth Bevan 25 July 2017 No comments

Further to our earlier blog post HMRC has now issued a policy paper VAT: telecommunication services used outside the EU – use and enjoyment rule removed. The effective date of the change is 1 November 2017. Effect of the change This change alters the VAT rules for mobile telecommunication services supplied to UK non-business users (for…


Government delays Making Tax Digital plans – but not for VAT

Gareth Bevan 17 July 2017 No comments

The government is delaying the roll out of its Making Tax Digital for business (MTDfB) plans. The government has taken on board concerns previously raised by the Treasury Select Committee, parliamentarians and stakeholders about the pace and scale of change under its original plans. New timetable Announcing the changes, Mel Stride, Financial Secretary to the…

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HMRC issues new VAT avoidance scheme guidance

Gareth Bevan 4 July 2017 No comments

New VAT avoidance scheme guidance HMRC has published new VAT avoidance scheme guidance.  Spotlight 38 covers the subject of VAT: supply splitting tax avoidance schemes. The aim of the Spotlight series is to alert taxpayers to tax avoidance schemes HMRC is aware of and currently investigating.  The intention is to warn businesses against using the…