Tag: vat

Buying print after a “no deal” Brexit

Contingency plans Recently they government released information about the repercussions of a “no deal” Brexit. This information covered the changes affecting goods bought from other EU countries. If there isn’t a deal with the EU, buying print  (and other goods)

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Does the Paragon VAT tribunal change the rules for direct mail?

A recent First Tier Tribunal case which HMRC lost has created a lot of chatter in the industry. The tendency in these situations is for commentators to cherry-pick the snippets that make for a great headline. As is always the

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Register to avoid penalties

Fulfilment House Due Diligence Scheme The term “fulfilment house” may receive some publicity over the coming year. This is because certain fulfilment houses must start registering with HMRC. These are not fulfilment houses which are normally part of the direct

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Dealing with imports after Brexit

March 2019 is when the UK is due to leave the European Union and there is still much to be decided. Nowadays it is very straightforward to buy goods from a business in the EU. An order is placed and

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Update to Notice 701/10

HMRC have published a new version of VAT Notice 701/10: zero-rating of books and other printed matter. If you are unsure about the significance of the changes in the new version then please contact us for further advice.

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What does Brexit mean for VAT?

Every member of the European Union (‘EU’) has VAT. It is a condition of membership. After leaving the EU the UK is not bound to have VAT. It could abolish it. If this were to happen the UK would be

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Vaguely Ambiguous Tax

Whilst the industry is in the process of aligning itself with HMRC’s published policy in Revenue & Customs Brief 10 2015, (note today’s deadline!), there is another bump in the road. HMRC updated VAT Notice 700/24: postage, delivery charges and

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Doctor, I have a VAT problem

HMRC finally published new guidance for the direct marketing industry in the updated versions of Notices 700/24 and 701/10 on 9th June. Following on from this, industry representatives such as the Direct Marketing Association and Charity Tax Group have provided

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Sort of…but not quite

So we now have what we’ve all been waiting for. The definitive guide to VAT on direct mail. Or have we… HMRC’s most recent correspondence (Open PDF) is a useful statement of policy, extracted after over two years of pressing

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Can I have that in writing?

In a previous blog we set out the facts surrounding HMRC’s policy statements in ongoing discussions with the Direct Marketing Association (DMA). Since then, representatives from both the DMA and Charity Tax Group have met with HMRC to seek further

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