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Will Woodlands VAT Tribunal case

22nd August 2017

Charity Tax Group has published a commentary piece, on the judgement in the case of Will Woodlands (TC06021), a client of haysmacintyre considering what it means and how it might assist charities more widely. The case considers the question of how to attribute costs where a charity’s objective or motive is non-commercial, but the outcome of the activity is that taxable supplies are made.  Click here for the article.

haysmacintyre’s Head of VAT, Phil Salmon, said this is a dispute which has been going on since 2013 and we are pleased that the Tribunal agreed that the VAT recovery calculation put forward by the firm was more accurate than the one proposed by HMRC and also that the legal principles advanced by us were supported. It is a shame that the matter had to end up before the Tribunal.