CASC VAT dilemma – it’s just not cricket

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Community Amateur Sports Clubs (‘CASCs’) need to be very careful with VAT when undertaking building projects, as a recent case of a cricket club building a new pavilion clearly shows. Eynsham Cricket Club was a […]

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Recharging disbursements – should VAT be charged?

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A recent VAT tribunal case on disbursements explored the VAT treatment of search fees paid for by solicitors, and found that VAT should be charged when the cost is passed on to the client. Brabners […]

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A van or not a van? That is the question

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Is it a van or not a van? It matters for tax purposes. In 2015, I wrote an article on vans which explained HMRC’s practice for determining whether a vehicle is a car or a van, […]

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VAT danger on hotel booking website commission

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A number of hotels have recently encountered problems with over claiming VAT on fees charged by hotel booking websites, resulting in action by H M Revenue & Customs (HMRC) to recover VAT plus penalties and […]

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Taxation article – Community enterprises

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Jon Sparkes, a tax director with Bishop Fleming and with nearly 20 years’ experience in advising charities and businesses on direct tax matters, has written an article on the tax issues of community enterprises and mutual […]

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Charity bad governance in the Spotlight

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In recent months the Charity Commission has released several reports on poor governance in registered charities. Charity Trustees should take note. The most recent of these reports concerned the Bhagavat Educational Trust Limited. A complaint […]

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VAT on commercial property – the biggest VAT saving that you will ever make?

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A year ago, in my blog ‘Vat on commercial property – the biggest vat bill you will ever pay’ , I ran through the risks of not taking the appropriate action at the right time […]

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