Officers of HMRC are only human and VAT is complex so it is possible for HMRC to make errors in assessing the VAT liability of businesses, and equally HMRC may be correct that VAT has been understated.


HM Revenue & Customs (“HMRC”) has revised its policy on the definition of ‘personal care’ for the purposes of deciding whether a new building can qualify for zero-rating as a care home, or alternatively whether it should be treated as the standard-ra…


The Appellant acted as an electrical subcontractor on the construction of a large block of studio flats in Leicester. The First-tier Tribunal ruled that the block of studios was made up of dwellings, for VAT purposes. The construction of a building w…


In a recent VAT Tribunal appeal, the Appellant was a partnership consisting of Mr and Mrs Belcher. Mr Belcher operated as a male barbers shop and Mrs Belcher operated a female hairdresser.


VAT is an often contradictory tax and it is very easy to make mistakes when accounting for it. This in turn can lead to your business, or your clients business, paying too much or too little VAT to HMRC.


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