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Rob Meade
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      05-13-2004, 06:43 PM
Hi,

Firstly, can you claim VAT back for taxi costs to the business?

Secondly - where can I find a pretty good list of the things you can and
cannot claim VAT back for - I've tried the Customs and Excise website but
found little information of use.

Any help appreciated,

Regards

Rob


 
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Peter Saxton
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      05-13-2004, 07:10 PM
On Thu, 13 May 2004 18:43:16 GMT, "Rob Meade"
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>Hi,
>
>Firstly, can you claim VAT back for taxi costs to the business?
>
>Secondly - where can I find a pretty good list of the things you can and
>cannot claim VAT back for - I've tried the Customs and Excise website but
>found little information of use.
>
>Any help appreciated,
>
>Regards
>
>Rob
>

Taxi costs are standard rated so as long as you get a valid VAT
invoice you can claim the VAT back if you are VAT registered.


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Jonathan Bryce
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      05-13-2004, 07:19 PM
Rob Meade wrote:

> Firstly, can you claim VAT back for taxi costs to the business?


If the taxi driver is VAT registered. Most aren't, as they earn below the
threshold so are not required to register.
 
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Rob Meade
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      05-13-2004, 08:38 PM
As above really,

Cheers

Rob


 
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      05-13-2004, 10:55 PM
"Rob Meade" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> Hi,
>
> Firstly, can you claim VAT back for taxi costs to the business?
>
> Secondly - where can I find a pretty good list of the things you can and
> cannot claim VAT back for - I've tried the Customs and Excise website but
> found little information of use.
>



Their website isn't too bad if you play with it for a while. Most
of the info of use to you is under the VAT notices section, this
one is fairly good on the basic stuff, but have a good look around.

http://www.hmce.gov.uk/forms/notices/700-15.htm

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      05-14-2004, 05:26 AM
"Rob Meade" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message news:<8lPoc.2868$%(E-Mail Removed)>...
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> Secondly - where can I find a pretty good list of the things you can and
> cannot claim VAT back for - I've tried the Customs and Excise website but
> found little information of use.


Hi Rob,

You can only claim VAT back if you have a valid VAT invoice in front
of you, so that's the short answer.

The longer answer is:

UK Sales of anything *can* be VATable, unless they are:

EXEMPT
Subscriptions to professional organisations
Health
Education
etc

ZERO RATED (*is* VATable but at 0% rate)
Newspapers
Books
Children's clothes
etc

OUTSIDE THE SCOPE OF VAT
Bank Interest
Council Tax
etc
 
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      05-14-2004, 09:40 AM
On 13 May 2004 22:26:53 -0700, (E-Mail Removed) (Troy
Steadman) wrote:

>"Rob Meade" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message news:<8lPoc.2868$%(E-Mail Removed)>...
>>
>> Secondly - where can I find a pretty good list of the things you can and
>> cannot claim VAT back for - I've tried the Customs and Excise website but
>> found little information of use.

>
>Hi Rob,
>
>You can only claim VAT back if you have a valid VAT invoice in front
>of you, so that's the short answer.
>
>The longer answer is:
>
>UK Sales of anything *can* be VATable, unless they are:
>
>EXEMPT
>Subscriptions to professional organisations
>Health
>Education
>etc
>
>ZERO RATED (*is* VATable but at 0% rate)
>Newspapers
>Books
>Children's clothes
>etc
>
>OUTSIDE THE SCOPE OF VAT
>Bank Interest
>Council Tax
>etc


So "etc." is all three?


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      05-14-2004, 02:06 PM
> So "etc." is all three?

Of course it relates to all those items that fall into more than one
category - bay trees, raisons, warm pies etc - of course none of these are
usually available from your local taxi firm....


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      05-14-2004, 02:53 PM
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> > So "etc." is all three?


> Of course it relates to all those items that fall into more than one
> category - bay trees, raisons, warm pies etc - of course none of these are
> usually available from your local taxi firm....


Okay warm pies are standard rated but not if they are only warm by
virtue of the fact that they are cold pies which haven't cooled
down yet. I know Jaffa "cakes" made the switch when they were declared
"biscuits" either that or the other way round.

But what about bay trees? And raisons? Raisons d'etre? Raisons to be
cheerful?



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      05-14-2004, 04:42 PM

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> I know Jaffa "cakes" made the switch when they were declared
> "biscuits" either that or the other way round.


I thought they featured in EU product description rulings rather than VAT -
though I can't be a***d to check.

And I think you'll find that under as-yet un-revoked 18th century
legislation, you are not allowed to smoke jaffa cakes in a taxi.

(maybe I shouldn't have posted that - I bet you'll now post to uk.legal to
check :-)

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