Discounts dampen effects of VAT rise

The return to the old rate of VAT on 1 January had little effect on shop prices as businesses sought to offset the extra cost by offering customers discounts.

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Intrastat VAT Return Date

Some Royal Mail services to be subject to standard rate of VAT

An interesting, albeit minor, change to the treatment of postal services was announced towards the end of 2009, although it has not as yet been implemented.

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New VAT rules could be a burden for some UK firms

A major change to the way that VAT is charged across the EU could impose extra admin costs on UK firms.

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Tax rises 'dampen' consumer optimism

Prospective tax rises and the return of VAT to the old rate of 17.5 per cent may have had an adverse effect on consumer confidence.

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Online shopping receives tax boost

Shoppers in the UK who buy goods on the internet from countries outside the EU can now spend more without being liable to customs duty.

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VAT Return Date

New EU VAT rules could add to admin burden

UK firms could face additional administrative costs as a result of changes to the EU’s VAT rules.

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VAT: Cross border supplies
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