(1)In Part 2 of VATA 1994 (reliefs, exemptions and repayments), after section 33A insert —
“33BRefunds of VAT to Academies
(1)This section applies where—
(a)VAT is chargeable on—
(i)the supply of goods or services to the proprietor of an Academy,
(ii)the acquisition of any goods from another member State by the proprietor of an Academy, or
(iii)the importation of any goods from a place outside the member States by the proprietor of an Academy, and
(b)the supply, acquisition or importation is not for the purposes of any business carried on by the proprietor of the Academy.
(2)The Commissioners shall, on a claim made by the proprietor of the Academy at such time and in such form and manner as the Commissioners may determine, refund to that proprietor the amount of VAT so chargeable.
(3)Subject to subsection (4), the claim must be made before the end of the period of 4 years beginning with the day on which the supply is made or the acquisition or importation takes place.
(4)If the Commissioners so determine, the claim period is such shorter period beginning with that day as the Commissioners may determine.
(5)Subsection (6) applies where goods or services supplied to, or acquired or imported by, the proprietor of the Academy cannot be conveniently distinguished from goods or services supplied to, or acquired or imported by, it for the purpose of a business carried on by that proprietor.
(6)The amount to be refunded under this section is such amount as remains after deducting from the whole of the VAT chargeable on any supply to, or acquisition or importation by, the proprietor of the Academy such proportion of that VAT as appears to the Commissioners to be attributable to the carrying on of the business.
(7)References in this section to VAT do not include any VAT which, by virtue of an order under section 25(7), is excluded from credit under section 25.
(8)In this section—
(a)references to the proprietor of an Academy are to the proprietor of the Academy acting in that capacity, and
(b)“Academy” and “proprietor” have the same meaning as in the Education Act 1996 (see section 579 of that Act).”
(2)In section 79 of that Act (repayment supplement in respect of certain delayed payments or refunds)—
(a)in subsection (1), after paragraph (c) insert “, or
(d)the proprietor of an Academy who is registered is entitled to a refund under section 33B,”,
(b)in subsection (5), after paragraph (c) insert “, and
(d)a supplement paid to the proprietor of an Academy under subsection (1)(d) shall be treated as an amount due to that proprietor by way of refund under section 33B.”, and
(c)in subsection (6)(b) after “33A” insert “ or 33B ”.
(3)In section 90 of that Act (failure of resolution under the Provisional Collection of Taxes Act 1968), in subsection (3) after “33A,” insert “ 33B, ”.
(4)In Part 2 of Schedule 9 to that Act (exemptions: groups), in Group 14 (supplies of goods where input tax cannot be recovered), in Note (9) after “33A,” insert “ 33B, ”.
(5)The amendments made by this section have effect in relation to supplies made, and acquisitions and importations taking place, on or after 1 April 2011.