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VAT and agency arrangements 

One of the most confusing subjects is how VAT works in agency situations.  The reason is usually bereal-estate-agents-1180176_640cause there are different meanings of agency depending on the context: for example it could be an estate agent, a design agency, an employment agency or an import/export agent, just to name a few.  Sometimes an agent is just an agent, but sometimes the term “agency” is used for commercial reasons, but the “agent” is actually buying and selling as principal?

Read my latest blog where I’ve discussed the VAT issues in more detail.



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Whether you’re starting out or just need a bit of a refresher about specific VAT subjects, you’ll find a lot of useful stuff on this site about all things related to VAT; from technical articles to practical advice.

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Want to ask a question about VAT?

Each week, I’ll answer a question – free of charge – and post the reply (on a no-names basis) here on the website.  It doesn’t matter whether it’s “easy” or “difficult” – either way, I’ll explain the main principles and tell you where to look for more information.

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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.