Town and parish councils have a particular status under
Section 33 of the 1994 VAT Act.
special status has advantages because it permits councils
to recover VAT even if they are not VAT registered. This special VAT
status does not however mean that VAT is not a real problem for Town
and Parish Councils. Without proper advice it is possible that
significant additional costs or lost income may occur.
have experience of helping councils ensure that they comply with HMRC
requirements and at the same time minimise potential costs for the
local council tax payer.
We can assist in
- VAT on new capital projects
and opting to tax
- Ensuring compliance with
HMRC de minimis limit
- VAT appeals
- VAT training and advice