Every year, our tax and VAT advice lines handle over 50,000 calls from our clients. Here, we share a sample of the responses from our award-winning tax and funding experts. There will be new Q&As every week and you can see them first by following us on Twitter and LinkedIn.

VAT on construction of a holiday home

VAT on construction of a holiday home

If the new house meets the definition of “designed as a dwelling”, the construction services can be zero-rated in the normal way, irrespective of...

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IR35 – Implications of health and safety training

IR35 – Implications of health and safety training

It is standard practice for end clients, in order to conform to their own insurance requirements and as part of their internal induction process...

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Deafening silence on the part of HMRC

Deafening silence on the part of HMRC

If HMRC are satisfied that all errors have been identified and there was nothing more to consider they are required to issue a closure notice to...

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True cost of extending a lease?

True cost of extending a lease?

Even though no cash is physically changing hands, tax charges could be created and need to be factored into determining whether the transaction...

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Challenging an IR35 public sector ‘caught’ decision

Challenging an IR35 public sector ‘caught’ decision

There is no formal right of appeal against a decision made by a public sector end client as to whether or not the parameters of the IR35...

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Qualifying intellectual property for Patent Box relief

Qualifying intellectual property for Patent Box relief

As well as patents granted in the United Kingdom, European patents and national level patents granted in 13 other European countries are also...

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Should they be employed?

Should they be employed?

In respect of worker status cases, while these are highly publicised, these are specific to the individual claimant and confined to the employment...

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VAT recovery on car for business use

VAT recovery on car for business use

As the vehicle is a motor car, the 100% input tax recovery block will apply unless your client can demonstrate to HMRC's satisfaction that it...

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IR35, officeholders and split contracts

IR35, officeholders and split contracts

My client is the director of a company, but also provides services to that company through his own personal service company (PSC). Surely he cannot...

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