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Jul
13

Are services closely linked to sport exempt from VAT when provided by a public body?

The European Court has today published its Judgement on the questions referred to it by the First Tier Tribunal in the case of the London Borough of Ealing (“Ealing”).  We believe that the Judgement has massive implications for the taxation of sporting services and will inevitably lead to major changes in legislation and practice. Background […]

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Jun
29

PSTAX Partners with Wilkins Kennedy

PSTAX is delighted to announce a partnering arrangement with Wilkins Kennedy to provide a fully integrated and complete taxation support service for public sector bodies that are considering the use of corporate structures.  Public bodies are increasingly having to manage the planning and compliance for corporate taxes when considering, setting up and running corporate structures [...]
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Jun
20

Car parking overpayments (NCP) – Tribunal Decision

The Court of Appeal has ruled on 16 June that car parking overpayments form part of the consideration for off street car parking.  Although no action is needed now, the judgment might affect local authorities with car park overpayment claims based on the King’s Lynn decision. In the case of NCP - [2017] UKUT 0247 [...]
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May
11

Brockenhurt College: Surprising European Court appeal win

We updated clients early in the year about the progress of the Brockenhurst College case; the Opinion of the Advocate General (“AG”) was that Brockenhurst College (“the College”) could not exempt its charges for restaurant and entertainment services.  The European Court (“CJEU”) has just released its judgment; unusually, the CJEU did not follow the AG’s […]

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Apr
27

New PSTAX team member

We are delighted to announce that Tim Bridgett will be joining PSTAX on 10 July this year. Tim is an experienced public sector Employment Taxes (‘ET’) advisor and will be joining the ET team, working alongside Duncan, John and Peter. An ex-Inland Revenue officer, Tim was one of the PwC CIPFA/TAS team members providing ET […]

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Apr
06

PSTAX Employment Taxes Training Course: Employment Status Service (ESS) – Achieving the right outcome

  Venue: RAF Club, London W1J 7PY Date: Friday 5 May 2017 Due to a significant number of queries received about HMRC’s new on lineEmployment Status Service (ESS) tool, we will be running a half-day morning course from 9.30 to 1pm on understanding this new service and ensuring that the right outcomes are achieved in using […]

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Mar
29

European Court decision could threaten local authority partial exemption

Sporting Services   You might be aware from our E-alert issued in January that local authority sporting services might become exempt from VAT; this could have serious implications for a local authority’s VAT recovery.  We believe affected authorities should be planning for this now.   This possibility arises form a strong opinion given by the […]

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Mar
24

New Member of the PSTAX Team

PSTAX is delighted to announce that Marie Hudson has joined our team, enhancing again PSTAX’s already unmatched team of expert and experienced public sector taxation specialists.   Marie has worked in public sector VAT and tax for over 30 years, initially with HM Customs and Excise (now HM Revenue and Customs), followed by 14 years […]

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