Value Added Tax Articles

Are mega sized marshmallows zero-rated?

In the UK most basic food stuffs are zero rated. However, the definition of 'basic' is not straightforward and many of the foods are zero rated as a result of historical legislation dating back to the introduction of VAT in 1973. Famously, cakes are zero rated but not all biscuits are zero rated. However, biscuits wholly or partially covered in chocolate are standard rated. This topic...

Business VAT responsibilities

The taxable turnover threshold that determines whether businesses should be registered for VAT is currently £85,000. Businesses with turnover below this level can also apply for a voluntary VAT registration. Businesses charge VAT on their sales. This is known as output VAT and the sales are referred to as outputs. Similarly, VAT will be payable on most goods and services purchased by...

How to check a UK VAT number

The online service for checking a UK VAT number is available at: www.gov.uk/check-uk-vat-number. You can use this service to verify: the validity of a UK VAT registration number; and the name and address of the business registered to the number. UK taxpayers can also use this service to obtain a certificate, proving they checked the validity of a VAT registration number at a specific time and...

Company filing obligations

It is important that anyone responsible for the accounts and tax filing regime for private limited companies is aware of...

Inheritance and tax

As a general rule, an individual who inherits property, money or shares is not liable to pay tax on the...

Labour win landslide election result

As had been widely predicted, the results at the polls have seen the Labour Party back in power after 14...

Exit plans

Exit can be seen as quitting, especially if the exit discussed is your business interests. But actually, business exit planning...

New government

Our new government, and in particular, Rachel Reeves, the new Chancellor, will be responsible for raising the funds that our...

Statutory redundancy pay

If you have been in the same job for two years or more and are made redundant you will usually...

Claim full expensing or 50% FYA

Full expensing offers a 100% first-year capital allowance for qualifying plant and machinery assets, reducing taxes for companies subject to...

Late night taxi for an employee

Employers have a duty of care to ensure employee wellbeing, which can include providing transport home during unsocial hours. While...

Income Tax in Scotland

The Scottish rate of income tax applies to non-savings and non-dividend income of Scottish taxpayers, defined by their close connection...
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