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UK VAT reclaims for overseas businesses

Purpose of note « Reclaiming VAT for overseas businesses » This note explains how an overseas business that is not allowed to register for UK VAT can still reclaim import and other UK VAT. This situation often applies to overseas companies active in UK construction projects. I have written it in response to a number of questions […]

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2021 Budget Update

Aim of note The aim of this note is to summarise some of the policies announced in yesterday’s budget. I have selected the points that are most likely to be relevant to our clients. The list is not meant to be comprehensive. You can see a summary of the points here and the full budget […]

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COVID: VAT deferral extended

Overview HMRC recently provided an update of their VAT deferral scheme. This note summarises HMRC’s guidance, You can read the guidance in full here. The VAT deferral scheme Basically, if you deferred VAT payments at the start of COVID (between 20 March and 30 June 2020) and you still have payments to make, you can […]

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Xero – import & export VAT post Brexit

Overview From 1st January 2021 (post Brexit) new rules apply for accounting for import and export VAT. This has made recording imports and exports on Xero quite a lot harder. This note explains some of the new rules and how to record import and export transactions in Xero. You can see a similar note for […]

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QuickBooks – import & export VAT post Brexit

Overview From 1st January 2021 (post Brexit) new rules apply for accounting for import and export VAT. This has made recording imports and exports on QuickBooks quite a lot harder. This note explains some of the new rules and how to record import and export transactions in QuickBooks. You can see a similar note for […]

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New VAT rules for overseas sellers

Overview The aim of this note is to explain some of the new VAT rules that overseas sellers will need to follow after Brexit. In this context an overseas seller is a business that is established outside of the UK and doesn’t have an establishment within the UK.  The changes are reasonably complex because there are […]

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Taxation of offshore funds

Overview The aim of the offshore funds rules is to make sure that income earned by the fund is taxed as income, ideally in the year the income is earned. If it wasn’t for these rules the investor would not pay tax on income retained or reinvested by the fund but would instead pay capital […]

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Personal Tax – Reduce your second payment on account

Why you might need to reduce your second payment on account Many people will have deferred their personal tax second payment on account because of COVID and wont now need to make the payment (initially due 31/7/20) to 31/1/21. However, because of reduced income, it may be that the size of this second payment account […]

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Health Tourism and VAT

Health tourism and VAT The health tourism business is an interesting area because it combines three types of VAT supplies: exempt services (the provision of health services is usually an exempt supply) standard rate services (for example, commissions charged) TOMS services (for example hotels & the like) This note looks at some of the issues […]

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An overview of UK PAYE

Purpose of this note This note provides an overview of the UK Pay as You Earn (PAYE) system and discusses how it is applied to non-UK employees and nationals. Overview Pay as You Earn Pay as You Earn (PAYE) is the method by which UK companies deduct Income Tax and social security tax (called National […]

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