Tag: single sourcing

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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April Fool?

Picture the scene. Your client has asked you to deliver a project by April 1st 2015. They provide you with written confirmation and advise that a full brief will be available several months in advance of the deadline. Some months

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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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Fact or fiction?!


The industry has been awash with opinion, speculation and hearsay since HMRC’s announcement about their views on single sourcing. At some point you just need to step back and separate the facts from the fiction. A recent meeting of minds

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Postage and VAT – single sourcing

The issue of how VAT should be accounted for on postage supplies has polarised the marketing industry ever since the VAT exemption on many of Royal Mail’s retail products was removed in April 2012. From that moment many businesses advocated

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