VAT – Limited Cost Traders

At the start of 21st century it dawned on the then generous Commissioners (HMRC) that VAT was a subject too complicated for small businesses (with turnover up to £150,000) to be spending their business time on. So, they inserted a new Part VIIA into the Value Added Tax Regulations1995 introducing what is now known as […]

VAT – Artificial Separation of Business

Basically an anti-avoidance provision, this rule is aimed at preventing avoidance of VAT by the maintenance or creation of any ‘artificial’ separation of business activities carried on by two or more persons. Schedule 1 to Value Added Tax Act 1994 (VATA 1994) deals with disaggregation of businesses as follows: Para 1A(1): Paragraph 2 below is […]