25 November 2022| CATEGORIES: VAT refund| TAGS: electronic, HMRC, VAT refund
Non-UK businesses can now opt to make UK VAT refund claims electronically. The claims are submitted electronically using HMRC’s Secure Data Exchange Service (SDES) system. The system is optional and there are no immediate plans to make it mandatory.
18 November 2022| CATEGORIES: New VAT policy, VAT| TAGS: HMRC, New policy
HMRC has published new guidance on determining whether or not an activity is a business activity for VAT purposes. Revenue and Customs Brief (10) 2022 sets out HMRC’s new approach.
2 December 2021| CATEGORIES: Certificate of Status, HMRC, VAT refund| TAGS: Brexit, HMRC, VAT refund
HMRC have changed the way they issue the certificate of status (CoS) to UK businesses. The CoS, which often needs to be included with foreign VAT refund claims as proof of UK trading status, is now issued by email by default.
7 October 2021| CATEGORIES: HMRC, Tax, Tax gap, VAT| TAGS: HMRC, Tax gap, VAT
The tax gap for the 2019/20 tax year is 5.3%, which represents £35 billion, according to statistics recently published by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC). The total tax gap for Value Added Tax (VAT) is £12.3 billion.