VAT and Elections have been a messy compromise of rules and policies, and despite HMRC‘s recent guidance update, there is still much confusion. With the 4 May local council elections fresh in mind, now would be a good time to refresh your understanding of the VAT treatment of Elections.

The VAT treatment of elections depends on the type of election and the bodies involved, and complications always arise when different elections are held at the same time.

While HMRC’s guidance has been updated recently, it still leaves room for different interpretations.

The PSTAX Pop-Up training will help officers understand the VAT rules and develop a pragmatic approach to dealing with VAT related to election costs and recharges.

The Pop-Up training will last up to 90 minutes with opportunities for delegate questions. The training slides and questions and answers will be sent to delegates after the event.

PSTAX Pop-Up training

Pop-Up training events are designed to give delegates a practical update to their VAT knowledge on topical events and developments. A programme of Pop-Up training events will be published soon, but we will add to these when developments occur with VAT implications.

The cost of attending Pop-Up VAT training is £165 plus VAT for PSTAX Club subscribers and £180 plus VAT for other delegates. There is a 10% discount for more than one booking.

PSTAX Club subscribers can also purchase and use Learning Vouchers for PSTAX Pop-Up training events.