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VAT

The EU’s Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM)
December 5, 2023
The EU's Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) came into force on 1 October 2023 and has far-reaching implications for businesses exporting to EU member states.
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E-commerce transactions with the EU – fresh VAT implications
November 6, 2023
The EU has released fresh proposals around its VAT in the Digital Age (ViDA) plans - potentially impacting those UK businesses trading in the EU bloc.
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Claiming back the VAT on employee expenses
September 19, 2023
Businesses often ask us about whether they can claim VAT back on the expenses their employees accrue in their work for their organisation. Here we share two helpful guides.
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HMRC offers online self-service VAT payment plan for certain businesses
June 12, 2023
HMRC is now permitting certain businesses to set up their VAT payment plan online
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VAT News Spring/Summer 2023
June 9, 2023
A roundup of the latest VAT news and developments impacting businesses
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Holding companies and management charges
February 22, 2023
A summary of the VAT implications for holding companies and their management charges.
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Changes to Option to Tax Arrangements from 1 February 2023
January 10, 2023
The Government has announced changes to the rules for the notification of an option to tax land and buildings. This relates to the VAT treatment of commercial property.
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New VAT penalty and interest regime could be more expensive for some businesses
January 2, 2023
The new VAT penalty and interest regime came into force on 1st January 2023.
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VAT News – Winter 2022/3
December 8, 2022
Our roundup of the latest VAT news includes changes to the business activity test, the new penalty and interest regime and frozen VAT thresholds.
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Zero VAT on property transfers
September 22, 2022
VAT on investment property transfers is a complex area to navigate. In this article, Shipleys VAT team have put together a helpful summary.
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HMRC VAT Teams Facing Significant Backlog
September 6, 2022
HMRC’s VAT teams across the UK are still operating with significant work backlogs.
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The VAT implications in merger and acquisition (M&A) deals
August 19, 2022
With the mergers and acquisition (M&A) market gradually picking up after the pandemic, we’re often asked about the VAT position on M&A costs.
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VAT News – Spring 2022
May 10, 2022
Our roundup of the latest VAT news includes early termination fees and compensation payments, end-customer claim refunds of wrongly charged VAT, plus revised guidance on VAT grouping registration
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Making Tax Digital for VAT widens its scope
February 22, 2022
All VAT-registered businesses (regardless of turnover) will need to comply with Making Tax Digital from 1 April 2022
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Reclaiming VAT after deregistration
November 23, 2021
Business owners often think that, once a business has de-registered from VAT, it would no longer be able to reclaim any VAT – but this is not the case.
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VAT News – Autumn 2021
October 5, 2021
Our roundup of the latest VAT developments includes adjusting to new EU VAT arrangements and VAT changes here in the UK.
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New EU E-Commerce VAT Regimes to be aware of
July 5, 2021
New EU e-commerce VAT rules came into force on 1 July 2021. These affect retailers, marketplaces and postal/courier services selling to EU consumers from any non-EU country - which now includes the UK.
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How new UK e-commerce VAT rules affect businesses
July 5, 2021
There has been some confusion around new UK e-commerce VAT rules which came into force on 1 January 2021. Here is a simple overview to help.
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Deferring VAT payments during the Coronavirus situation
June 22, 2021
HMRC's system for the VAT Deferral Payment Scheme closed to new entrants on 21 June 2021. Here's what you need to know.
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Make sure you’re in the know when it comes to changes to EU VAT
May 25, 2021
A number of practical VAT and duty issues have emerged which were not wholly obvious in the lead-up to Brexit. Here's a helpful summary.
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Deferring VAT payments during the Coronavirus situation
March 11, 2021
HMRC's system for the VAT Deferral Payment Scheme has now launched. Here's an overview.
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Brexit countdown: Some things to think of and plan
November 6, 2020
Brexit is still very much on the Government's agenda. Despite the ongoing uncertainty there are steps businesses can take to prepare.
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Temporary zero VAT rate introduced for supplies of PPE
July 6, 2020
The Government has extended the temporary zero VAT rate for the supply of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
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HMRC brings forward zero VAT-rating for e-publications
May 4, 2020
Intended to start on 1 December, HMRC has brought forward the zero-rating to support literacy and reading during the Coronavirus
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What to do if HMRC gets in touch
October 29, 2019
What to do if HMRC gets in touch
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