Prior to the announcement on 21 March 2019 that Brexit may be postponed until either 12 April 2019, 22 May 2019 or possibly later, the British tax and customs authorities (HMRC) issued guidance on 18 March 2019 on the changes to VAT IT systems in the event of the United Kingdom leaving the EU on 29 March 2019 without a deal. Continue reading
Tax & Legal
The Supreme Tax Court has held that the sale of an investment in a company is a non-business related activity and furthermore VAT-free as a sale of shares. The right to deduct the related input tax depends on the costs being not linked only to the sale.
The Supreme Tax Court has refused an input tax deduction on an invoice showing a tax office correspondence reference in place of the supplier's tax, or VAT ID, number.