VAT

UK missing out on VAT revenue

The UK suffers the largest shortfall in VAT revenues of any country in the EU, it has been revealed.

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Businesses may get extra time for VAT repricing

The government is considering whether to allow businesses more time to update price labels in shops once the rate of VAT reverts to 17.5 per cent at the end of the year.

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Income tax requires '7p hike'

To tackle the UK’s massive public debt, the basic rate of income tax should be raised by 7p in the pound, a leading think tank has said.

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Tax changes would help support economic recovery

The Chancellor has been urged ahead of his pre-Budget Report to introduce changes to the tax system as a way of helping to stimulate economic growth.

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Paper VAT returns on their way out

Filing VAT returns on paper should be a thing of the past as from 2012.

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Guidance on VAT exemption for insurance intermediary services

Two specific cases provide guidance on the treatment of insurance intermediary services and when they can be exempt.

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Clarification for VAT 'payback' policy

HMRC have recently published clarification on their 'payback' policy following the High Court Decision in Community Housing Association case.

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Van owners (and VAT) to benefit from extended car scrappage scheme

The government’s decision to extend the car scrappage scheme could prove helpful to businesses with vans.

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Make business rate relief automatic and extend lending scheme

The government has been called on to do everything it can to help business in the forthcoming pre-Budget Report.

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Recovery ahead, but VAT rise could dampen spending

The UK economy is on course to emerge from the recession in the second half of the year, the CBI has predicted in its latest forecast.

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