VAT

Changes to VAT appeals

From 1 April 2009, the process for handling VAT disputes is changing.

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Little time left to claim special VAT refunds

Businesses are being reminded that the date by which they can claim a special, one-off refund on past VAT payments is 31 March 2009.

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Chancellor urged to delay date set for VAT increase

The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has said that the planned date for the restoration of the old rate of VAT will come at the worst possible time for businesses.

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Revenue drops unjust enrichment defence on VAT

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has announced that it has readjusted its policy of refusing some claims made by businesses for the repayment of overpaid VAT on the grounds that the repayment would unjustly enrich the firm.

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VAT cut has delivered little 'benefit'

A new poll has revealed that businesses believe the cut in VAT, introduced by the government in an effort to stimulate consumer spending, has done little good.

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Revenue offers guidance on new inspection rules

As from 1 April 2009, new legislation will affect the way that HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) conducts enquiries, visits and inspections.

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Date for claiming VAT refunds approaches

Businesses are being reminded that the date by which they can claim a refund on past VAT payments is 31 March 2009.

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New rules affecting ECSLs and IC services

Changes to EC Sales Lists, proposed from 1 January 2010, have now been crystallised following the EU Council’s adoption of Directive 2008/117/EC and Regulation (37/2009) on 16 December 2008.

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Changes in Intrastat from 1 January 2009

Business which move goods between the UK and other EU Member States are required to submit supplementary declarations for statistical purposes under the Intrastat regime.

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Businesses get more time to pay £350 million in tax

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has announced that some 20,000 businesses have so far made use of the Business Payment Support Service (BPSS), delaying payment of £350 million in tax.

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