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Value Added Tax Act 1994

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94Meaning of “business” etc

(1)In this Act“business” includes any trade, profession or vocation.

(2)Without prejudice to the generality of anything else in this Act, the following are deemed to be the carrying on of a business—

(a)the provision by a club, association or organisation (for a subscription or other consideration) of the facilities or advantages available to its members; and

(b)the admission, for a consideration, of persons to any premises.

(3)Where a body has objects which are in the public domain and are of a political, religious, philanthropic, philosophical or patriotic nature, it is not to be treated as carrying on a business only because its members subscribe to it, if a subscription obtains no facility or advantage for the subscriber other than the right to participate in its management or receive reports on its activities.

(4)Where a person, in the course or furtherance of a trade, profession or vocation, accepts any office, services supplied by him as the holder of that office are treated as supplied in the course or furtherance of the trade, profession or vocation.

(5)Anything done in connection with the termination or intended termination of a business is treated as being done in the course or furtherance of that business.

(6)The disposition of a business as a going concern, or of its assets or liabilities (whether or not in connection with its reorganisation or winding up), is a supply made in the course or furtherance of the business.

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