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Tax / Blick Rothenberg: Bleak winter to follow summer statement

The chancellor’s moves on job retention bonuses and VAT cuts could be delaying the inevitable failure of many companies, says Blick Rothenberg’s Nimesh Shah

Tax / Q&A: is VAT recoverable from electric cars?

In our regular Q&A series from Croner Taxwise, VAT advice consultant, Sally Atkins explores whether VAT is recoverable on the purchase of an electric car, and the input tax implications on usage of a green vehicle

Tax / Chancellor urged to go further with Covid-19 support

Early reaction to the Chancellor’s summer update of measures to combat the economic challenges posed by Covid-19 has been largely positive, although there has been surprise at the lack of support for some badly affected sectors such as retail and aviation

Tax / Summer update: Chancellor offers job funding, VAT cuts and eat out discounts

Just four months after his first Budget, Chancellor Rishi Sunak has unveiled a summer economic update designed to mitigate the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, with a commitment to encouraging job creation through a government ‘plan for jobs’ and stimulus for consumer spending

Tax / Chancellor’s plans to reset economy post-Covid

Chancellor Rishi Sunak is to deliver a ‘summer economic update’ tomorrow, 8 July, outlining the government’s plans to support the economy through the first phase of recovery from the coronavirus crisis, with likely options including temporary tax cuts, funding for green projects, and job creation schemes

Tax / Q&A: land acquisition VAT recovery

In our regular Q&A series from Croner Taxwise, VAT adviser, Priyesh Mistry explores the VAT implications on the acquisition of land and the additional work carried out to repurpose that land for a car park, how much input tax can be recovered?

Tax / Covid-19: VAT cut on PPE extended

The Treasury has extended the temporary scrapping of VAT on personal protection equipment (PPE) until the end of October, with the move expected to save £155m for care homes and businesses dealing with the coronavirus outbreak

Tax / Covid-19: delays to overseas VAT claims

HMRC has admitted that changes to its working practices, as a result of the pandemic, have resulted in delays in processing and refunding VAT claims submitted under the Overseas Refund Scheme

Tax / Hidden tax perils for business debt refinancing

As the Covid-19 crisis forces more businesses to raise funds and take on more debt, MHA MacIntyre Hudson’s Chris Denning analyses the possible tax pitfalls of corporate refinancing

Tax / Q&A: reduced VAT rate for empty home conditions

In our regular Q&A series from Croner Taxwise, senior VAT consultant, Hilary Budd explains how reduced rate VAT relief for the refurbishment of empty residential premises can be applied to first and second empty homes

Tax / VAT updates: June 2020

In this month’s VAT updates, Graham Elliott considers input reimbursement, the use of CCTV as evidence and whether medical scans are VAT-exempt

Tax / ATT signals businesses to reinstate deferred VAT payments

The Association of Taxation Technicians (ATT) is reminding businesses which have cancelled their direct debit in order to defer VAT payments, to set up a new one soon to prevent penalties

Tax / Q&A: construction reverse charge

In our regular Q&A series from Croner Taxwise, VAT adviser, Magdalena Tchorz explains how new rules for the domestic reverse charge will affect construction businesses

Tax / HMRC loses VAT challenge on baby scans

HMRC has lost a tax tribunal appeal over the VAT treatment of supplies of certain ultrasound scanning services to pregnant women, which private clinics claimed should be exempt as supplies of medical care, but which HMRC argued were standard rated

Tax / Accounting for VAT extension for construction businesses

The Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) welcomes that construction businesses will get an extra five months to prepare for a major change in accounting for VAT, because of the impact of Covid-19
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