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Value Added Tax Act 1994

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53Tour operators

(1)The Treasury may by order modify the application of this Act in relation to supplies of goods or services by tour operators or in relation to such of those supplies as may be determined by or under the order.

(2)Without prejudice to the generality of subsection (1) above, an order under this section may make provision—

(a)for two or more supplies of goods or services by a tour operator to be treated as a single supply of services;

(b)for the value of that supply to be ascertained, in such manner as may be determined by or under the order, by reference to the difference between sums paid or payable to and sums paid or payable by the tour operator;

(c)for account to be taken, in determining the VAT chargeable on that supply, of the different rates of VAT that would have been applicable apart from this section;

(d)excluding any body corporate from the application of section 43;

(e)as to the time when a supply is to be treated as taking place.

(3)In this section“tour operator” includes a travel agent acting as principal and any other person providing for the benefit of travellers services of any kind commonly provided by tour operators or travel agents.

(4)Section 97(3) shall not apply to an order under this section, notwithstanding that it makes provision for excluding any VAT from credit under section 25.

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