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VAT on labour


Hi All can anybody tell me if a sub contractor working on a labour only basescan charge VAT, I have a sub contractor just starting, he is VAT registered and wants to charge Vat on his Labour....any takers?

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Yes.

The guys offering a service. VAT is chargeable on services.

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Thanks Shamus always best to double check,

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Hi Hopeful

Just anadditional point.

I am assuming you are not VAT registered

You previous post have been to do with rental property, is this to do with refurbing rental property? If so it may be possible to claim some back. The property needs to have been empty for several years (10 I think) or converted from a different use.


Bill



-- Edited by Wella on Friday 12th of March 2010 09:07:41 AM

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Morning Bill,

just to re-iterate though Hopeful (what is you first name by the way?). That's nothing to do with the contractors VAT. They will charge VAT regardless of whether you are able to claim it back or not.

You're right about these posts Bill. They do seem to go off piste a little especially when the three amigo's get involved.

The page that used to be there for refurbs has disappeared. See this page.

http://customs.hmrc.gov.uk/channelsPortalWebApp/channelsPortalWebApp.portal?_nfpb=true&_pageLabel=pageVAT_ShowContent&id=HMCE_CL_000150&propertyType=document

And it's been replaced by these that don't seem to answer the question.

http://customs.hmrc.gov.uk/channelsPortalWebApp/channelsPortalWebApp.portal?_nfpb=true&_pageLabel=pageVAT_ShowContent&id=HMCE_PROD1_029775&propertyType=document

and this one

http://customs.hmrc.gov.uk/channelsPortalWebApp/channelsPortalWebApp.portal?_nfpb=true&_pageLabel=pageVAT_ShowContent&id=HMCE_PROD1_029776&propertyType=document


Talk later. It's all the fun of studying Pension contributions this morning! Quite enjoyed studying all the other employee benefits yesterday and just kept pushing this one down the list. Oh well, grit my teeth and start it I suppose.

Have a good one,

Talk later,

Shaun.


-- Edited by Shamus on Friday 12th of March 2010 09:39:57 AM

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Hi Guys my name is Bev by the way.

The buildingwas an office it is now being converted into flats.Have applied to be VAT registered but heard nothing back from them yet, somebody came out & took some photos of the property and said they would be in touch.

Once renovated they will be sold not rented, this sub contractor is the first one to charge VAT, I didthink he could charge if he was registeredbutI would want to see aVAT No. & make sure it is entered on his invoices.

Thanks for your help, I love this forum every question that gets posted gets a response - I think it'd brill biggrin

Bev

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Hopeful wrote:

this sub contractor is the first one to charge VAT, I didthink he could charge if he was registeredbutI would want to see aVAT No. & make sure it is entered on his invoices.




Hi Bev

I would say rightly so, I would imagine if the vat man ever came a knocking then he would want to see a vat invoice for the reduction in your vat liability if it was ever questioned .smile



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