VAT flat rate scheme and bad debts

If you use the flat rate cash-based turnover scheme you may still be due a VAT reclaim even though you will not have paid a VAT contribution to HMRC. Section 14 of the VAT Notice 733 spells it out:...

VAT scale charge where fuel is used for private motoring

Most limited companies do not provide fuel for private use, as the tax charge is normally greater than the cost of the fuel. So the following applies more often to partnerships and sole traders, where there is an apportionment between business and private use. VAT...

VAT flat rate scheme

The VAT Flat Rate scheme provides smaller businesses with a number of options that can often create real cash savings. Benefits include: Simplified administration, quicker to produce returns. Depending on the market sector your business operates within, you may be...

VAT flat rate and cash schemes

Two of the VAT special schemes can provide particular advantages for smaller businesses. The Flat Rate Scheme (reviewed in our June 2012 newsletter) can reduce overall VAT payable, especially for traders that are subject to the lower Flat Rate percentages. Cash...

Charities and VAT

Charities only need to account for VAT on those parts of its activities that are within the scope of VAT. A quick checklist follows: * Sale of donated goods from a charity shop – zero rated supply * Investment income, bank interest etc – outside the scope of VAT *...