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How Brexit and DRC will affect VAT returns

How Brexit and DRC will affect VAT returns

VAT returns due to be submitted by 7th May for the March 2021 quarter will be very different for many businesses due to the impact of Brexit and the new domestic reverse charge rules for builders (DRC). If you run a business in the construction sector or one that...
VAT Evader Trader

VAT Evader Trader

HMRC is in the process of writing to businesses which it believes are trading above the VAT threshold, but who are not currently VAT registered. Today’s Blog explains what to do if such a letter arrives. VAT Evader Trader Background A business is required to register...
Is it now time to switch from VAT to a Sales Tax?

Is it now time to switch from VAT to a Sales Tax?

When I started working for HM Customs and Excise many moons ago, I always thought VAT to be an odd tax, especially in the way it was operated. VAT had been introduced in 1973 when the UK joined the European Economic Community (the forerunner of the EU), when it...
Brexit reality check #1 VAT

Brexit reality check #1 VAT

In recent weeks I’ve had a steady trickle of queries about shipping goods to the EU or receiving goods from the EU, largely because there is very little HMRC guidance. So today I will try to plug some of the gaps left by this distinct lack of government help, with...