CORONAVIRUS - PROPERTY - 01.10.2020
Coronavirus dilemma: should you opt to tax a sublet?
One of our subscribers rents an “opted property”. Due to staff working from home, they are looking to sublet two floors, one to an associated company and another to an unconnected business. Should they opt to tax these agreements?
FARMLAND - 01.10.2020
Is there VAT on renting out farmland?
Q. I have agreed to rent a field from a farmer who is unsure whether he must charge VAT. As far as I am aware, as long as he has not opted to tax the land he does not charge VAT. Is this correct? A. The answer here is “it depends”. It will all come down to what the land will be used for under the agreement with the farmer. For example, if he rented out the land to another farmer who wanted to keep sheep there, this would be a zero-rated supply of “grazing rights” rather than a supply of land. ...
PROPERTY - 27.08.2020
Mixed use of a building: how to deal with the VAT
You own a building that has a ground floor shop and a first floor flat, which you rent out. You opted to tax the property many years ago. But have you been dealing with the VAT correctly and can you save some tax in the future?
CORONAVIRUS - BUILDERS’ REVERSE CHARGE - 07.07.2020
Rule changes for builders delayed again
The new reverse charge rules for the construction industry will now take effect on 1 March 2021 to help builders affected by the coronavirus crisis. What does the delay mean for your business?
PROPERTY TRANSFER - 07.07.2020
Gift of property to spouse: the VAT consequences
You own a commercial property that you let to an unconnected business. This has an option to tax in place. You would like to transfer 50% of this to your spouse for income tax planning purposes. What VAT challenges does this create?
PURCHASING PROPERTY - 01.06.2020
Property seller changes their mind about charging VAT
A subscriber has agreed to buy an empty warehouse. The seller said they will charge VAT on the sale so the subscriber opted to tax the building. The seller has now stated that the sale will be VAT exempt. What does this mean for our subscriber?