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The pros and cons of VAT group registration

HMRC recently issued Business Brief 11/2016: http://tinyurl.com/hcuy8fg which deals with some complex issues concerning transfers of businesses as a going concern (“TOGC”).  bookkeeper-1016299_1280

The issues discussed in the Brief concern how TOGCs by members of a VAT group should be treated, especially if any of the parties involved are partly exempt.  These are particularly complex area of VAT and not one that occurs on a regular basis for SMEs.

However I thought it was a good time to remind ourselves of the pros and cons of VAT group registrations.  They can be a very useful arrangement for corporate groups companies.  Read my latest blog for more about this subject.

Read my latest article on AccountingWeb: Dilemma: Register for VAT or split the business? where I discuss how the VAT registration limit deters small businesses from growing.

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This week's technical issue

I’ll be discussing some of the most important technical issues in this section.

This time, I’ve explained the difference between the zero-rate, exempt, exempt with credit and why it matters so much.