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.

Place of supply of services

Place of supply of services

We have UK-based client producing a series of trade magazine articles for a German company (GermanCo). Our client will engage with other UK-based...

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Construction Industry Scheme - gross payment status

Construction Industry Scheme - gross payment status

The turnover test is one of the three tests for obtaining gross payment status (alongside the compliance test and the business entity test). A sole...

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Can capitalised expenditure form part of an R&D tax claim?

Can capitalised expenditure form part of an R&D tax claim?

UK businesses often incur capital expenditure on their R&D projects, but there is often confusion over whether this can form part of their R&D tax...

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Compensation vs. taxable supply

Compensation vs. taxable supply

My client is a housing developer and is about to start a development next to a factory. He has approached the factory to ask it to install sound...

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VAT-fuelled director?

VAT-fuelled director?

Our Limited Company client does not provide company cars, so the director uses his own for business purposes. The company reimburses him for...

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Does length of engagement affect IR35?

Does length of engagement affect IR35?

A contractor has been engaged with the same client for two years, does that mean they are automatically caught by IR35?

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Umbrella company travel expenses

Umbrella company travel expenses

Since April 2016 a change in the law prevented the payment of travel expenses to an employee of an Umbrella Company. The only exclusion is where...

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Failure to notify vs. incorrect return

Failure to notify vs. incorrect return

My client has undeclared rental income from a residential property he has held for many years. What is the best way for my client to disclose the...

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Zero-rated passenger transport

Zero-rated passenger transport

My client runs a “Passenger Transport” business and has a commercial vehicle that has 10 seats including the driver's. In order not to fall foul of...

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