Author: Russell Young

New VAT penalties regime on the horizon

The existing penalty regime for VAT returns has the advantage of simplicity, but it’s something of a blunt instrument. The new system coming in for return periods beginning on or after 1 April 2022 will be fairer, but some businesses […]

Recovery of VAT on Electric car charging

The Government is committed to encouraging more and more people to drive electric cars and have reduced or eliminated the income tax benefits of providing electric company cars or charging points for employees. Since 6 April 2019 there has been […]

Output VAT on the supply of private road fuel

HMRC have amended the VAT road fuel scale charges with effect from 1 May 2021. Businesses must use the new scales from the start of the next prescribed accounting period beginning on or after 1 May 2021. The valuation rate […]

VAT deferral – apply online by 21 June 2021

The VAT deferral new payment scheme is open for all businesses who deferred paying VAT due between 20 March and 30 June 2020 and were unable to pay in full by 31 March 2021. If you apply to spread your […]

VAT reverse charge from March

The VAT domestic reverse charge will finally apply to most supplies of building and construction services from 1 March 2021. The rules, whose implementation has been postponed twice, cover standard and reduced rate VAT supplies between VAT-registered sub-contractors and contractors […]

Important Announcement: Changes to Rates and Business Support

The Cabinet Secretary, Fiona Hyslop announced important changes to both rates and business support. We have outlined the key points below. The Scottish Government has confirmed plans to: Broaden eligibility for the small business retail, hospitality & leisure grant to […]

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