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The Value Added Tax Regulations 1995

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART I PRELIMINARY

    1. 1.Citation and commencement

    2. 2.Interpretation—general

    3. 3.Revocations and savings

    4. 4.Requirement, direction, demand or permission

  3. PART II REGISTRATION AND PROVISIONS FOR SPECIAL CASES

    1. 5.Registration and notification

    2. 6.Transfer of a going concern

    3. 7.Notice by partnership

    4. 8.Representation of club, association or organisation

    5. 9.Death, bankruptcy or incapacity of taxable person

    6. 10.VAT representatives

    7. 11.Notification of intended section 14(1) supplies by intermediate suppliers

    8. 12.Notification of intended section 14(2) supplies by persons belonging in other member States

  4. PART III VAT INVOICES AND OTHER INVOICING REQUIREMENTS

    1. 13.Obligation to provide a VAT invoice

    2. 14.Contents of VAT invoice

    3. 15.Change of rate, credit notes

    4. 16.Retailers' invoices

    5. 17.Section 14(6) supplies to persons belonging in other member States

    6. 18.Section 14(1) supplies by intermediate suppliers

    7. 19.Section 14(2) supplies by persons belonging in other member States

    8. 20.General

  5. PART IV EC SALES STATEMENTS

    1. 21.Interpretation of Part IV

    2. 22.Submission of statements

    3. 23.Final statements

  6. PART V ACCOUNTING, PAYMENT AND RECORDS

    1. 24.Interpretation of Part V

    2. 25.Making of returns

    3. 26.Accounting for VAT on an acquisition by reference to the value shown on an invoice

    4. 27.Supplies under Schedule 4, paragraph 7

    5. 28.Estimation of output tax

    6. 29.Claims for input tax

    7. 30.Persons acting in a representative capacity

    8. 31.Records

    9. 32.The VAT account

    10. 33.The register of temporary movement of goods to and from other member States

    11. 34.Correction of errors

    12. 35.Where a taxable person has made an error—

    13. 36.Notification of acquisition of goods subject to excise duty by non-taxable persons and payment of VAT

    14. 37.Claims for recovery of overpaid VAT

    15. 38.Adjustments in the course of business

    16. 39.Calculation of returns

    17. 40.VAT to be accounted for on returns and payment of VAT

    18. 41.Accounting etc. by reference to the duty point, and prescribed accounting period in which VAT on certain supplies is to be treated as being chargeable

    19. 42.Accounting for VAT on the removal of goods

    20. 43.Goods removed from warehousing regime

  7. PART VI PAYMENTS ON ACCOUNT

    1. 44.Interpretation of Part VI

    2. 45.Payments on Account

    3. 46.Save in a case to which regulation 48 applies, if...

    4. 47.Where a taxable person fails to make a payment on...

    5. 48.— (1) The Commissioners shall notify a relevant division in...

  8. PART VII ANNUAL ACCOUNTING

    1. 49.Interpretation of Part VII

    2. 50.Annual accounting scheme

    3. 51.Admission to the scheme

    4. 52.— (1) An authorised person may start to use the...

    5. 53.An authorised person who ceases to operate the scheme either...

    6. 54.Where an authorised person becomes insolvent and ceases to trade,...

    7. 55.Expulsion from the scheme

  9. PART VIII CASH ACCOUNTING

    1. 56.Interpretation of Part VIII

    2. 57.Cash accounting scheme

    3. 58.Admission to the scheme

    4. 59.Without prejudice to the right of a person to withdraw...

    5. 60.— (1) A person who becomes eligible to begin to...

    6. 61.A person who ceases to operate the scheme either of...

    7. 62.Where a person operating the scheme becomes insolvent and ceases...

    8. 63.— (1) Where a person operating the scheme ceases business...

    9. 64.Withdrawal from the scheme

    10. 65.Accounting

  10. PART IX SUPPLIES BY RETAILERS

    1. 66.Interpretation of Part IX

    2. 67.Retail schemes

    3. 68.The Commissioners may refuse to permit the value of taxable...

    4. 69.No retailer may at any time use more than one...

    5. 70.Notification of use of a scheme

    6. 71.Changing schemes

    7. 72.Ceasing to use a scheme

    8. 73.Supplies under Schedule 8, Group 1

    9. 74.Supplies under Schedule 8, Group 12

    10. 75.Change in VAT

  11. PART X TRADING STAMPS

    1. 76.Interpretation of Part X

    2. 77.Trading stamp scheme

    3. 78.The method of calculating the consideration referred to in regulation...

    4. 79.For the purposes of regulation 78, any amount charged by...

    5. 80.This Part shall not apply in any case where a...

  12. PART XI TIME OF SUPPLY AND TIME OF ACQUISITION

    1. 81.Goods for private use and free supplies of services

    2. 82.Services from outside the United Kingdom

    3. 83.Time of acquisition

    4. 84.Supplies of land—special cases

    5. 85.Leases treated as supplies of goods

    6. 86.Supplies of water, gas or any form of power, heat, refrigeration or ventilation

    7. 87.Acquisitions of water, gas or any form of power, heat, refrigeration or ventilation

    8. 88.Supplier’s goods in possession of buyer

    9. 89.Retention payments

    10. 90.Continuous supplies of services

    11. 91.Royalties and similar payments

    12. 92.Supplies of services by barristers and advocates

    13. 93.Supplies in the construction industry

    14. 94.General

    15. 95.Supplies spanning change of rate etc.

  13. PART XII VALUATION OF ACQUISITIONS

    1. 96.Interpretation of Part XII

    2. 97.Valuation of acquisitions

  14. PART XIII PLACE OF SUPPLY

    1. 98.Distance sales from the United Kingdom

  15. PART XIV INPUT TAX AND PARTIAL EXEMPTION

    1. 99.Interpretation of Part XIV and longer periods

    2. 100.Nothing in this Part shall be construed as allowing a...

    3. 101.Attribution of input tax to taxable supplies

    4. 102.Use of other methods

    5. 103.Attribution of input tax to foreign and specified supplies

    6. 104.Attribution of input tax on self-supplies

    7. 105.Treatment of input tax attributable to exempt supplies as being attributable to taxable supplies

    8. 106.— (1) Where in any prescribed accounting period or in...

    9. 107.Adjustment of attribution

    10. 108.— (1) This regulation applies where a taxable person has...

    11. 109.— (1) This regulation applies where a taxable person has...

    12. 110.— (1) In this regulation and regulations 108 and 109—...

    13. 111.Exceptional claims for VAT relief

  16. PART XV ADJUSTMENTS TO THE DEDUCTION OF INPUT TAXON CAPITAL ITEMS

    1. 112.Interpretation of Part XV

    2. 113.Capital items to which this Part applies

    3. 114.Period of adjustment

    4. 115.Method of adjustment

    5. 116.Ascertainment of taxable use of a capital item

  17. PART XVI IMPORTATIONS, EXPORTATIONS AND REMOVALS

    1. 117.Interpretation of Part XVI

    2. 118.Enactments excepted

    3. 119.Regulations excepted

    4. 120.Community legislation excepted

    5. 121.Adaptations

    6. 122.Postal importations by registered persons in the course of business

    7. 123.Temporary importations

    8. 124.Reimportation of certain goods by non-taxable persons

    9. 125.Reimportation of certain goods by taxable persons

    10. 126.Reimportation of goods exported for treatment or process

    11. 127.Supplies to export houses

    12. 128.Export of freight containers

    13. 129.Supplies to overseas persons

    14. 130.Supplies to persons departing from the member States

    15. 131.— (1) Where the Commissioners are satisfied that—

    16. 132.The Commissioners may, on application by an overseas visitor who...

    17. 133.The Commissioners may, on application by any person who intends...

    18. 134.Supplies to persons taxable in another member State

    19. 135.Supplies of goods subject to excise duty to persons who are not taxable in another member State

    20. 136.Territories to be treated as excluded from or included in the territory of the Community and of the member States

    21. 137.For the purposes of the Act the following territories shall...

    22. 138.— (1) For the purposes of the Act the territory...

    23. 139.For the purposes of the Act the following territories shall...

    24. 140.Entry and exit formalities

    25. 141.Use of the internal Community transit procedure

    26. 142.Customs and excise legislation to be applied

    27. 143.Where goods are imported into the United Kingdom from the...

    28. 144.Where goods are exported from the United Kingdom to the...

    29. 145.— (1) Subject to paragraph (2) below, where goods are...

  18. PART XVII NEW MEANS OF TRANSPORT

    1. 146.Interpretation of Part XVII

    2. 147.First entry into service of a means of transport

    3. 148.Notification of acquisition of new means of transport by non-taxable persons and payment of VAT

    4. 149.Refunds in relation to new means of transport

    5. 150.The claim shall be made at, or sent to, any...

    6. 151.The claim shall contain the following information—

    7. 152.The claim shall be accompanied by the following documents—

    8. 153.The claim shall include a declaration, signed by the claimant...

    9. 154.The claim shall be completed by the submission to the...

    10. 155.Supplies of new means of transport to persons departing to another member State

  19. PART XVIII BAD DEBT RELIEF (THE OLD SCHEME)

    1. 156.Interpretation of Part XVIII

    2. 157.The making of a claim to the Commissioners

    3. 158.Evidence required of the claimant in support of the claim

    4. 159.— (1) In the case of the appointment of a...

    5. 160.Preservation of documents and records and duty to produce

    6. 161.Set-off of amounts between the claimant and the debtor

    7. 162.Determination of outstanding amount of consideration in money

    8. 163.Repayment of a refund

    9. 164.Proving in the insolvency in Scotland

  20. PART XIX BAD DEBT RELIEF (THE NEW SCHEME)

    1. 165.Interpretation of Part XIX

    2. 166.The making of a claim to the Commissioners

    3. 167.Evidence required of the claimant in support of the claim

    4. 168.Records required to be kept by the claimant

    5. 169.Preservation of documents and records and duty to produce

    6. 170.Attribution of payments

    7. 171.Repayment of a refund

    8. 172.Writing off debts

  21. PART XX REPAYMENTS TO COMMUNITY TRADERS

    1. 173.Interpretation of Part XX

    2. 174.Repayment of VAT

    3. 175.Persons to whom this Part applies

    4. 176.Supplies and importations to which this Part applies

    5. 177.VAT which will not be repaid

    6. 178.Method of claiming

    7. 179.Time within which a claim must be made

    8. 180.Deduction of bank charges

    9. 181.Treatment of claim and repayment claimed

    10. 182.For the purpose of section 83(c) of the Act repayments...

    11. 183.False, altered or incorrect claims

    12. 184.Where any sum has been repaid to a claimant as...

  22. PART XXI REPAYMENTS TO THIRD COUNTRY TRADERS

    1. 185.Interpretation of Part XXI

    2. 186.Repayments of VAT

    3. 187.VAT representatives

    4. 188.Persons to whom this Part applies

    5. 189.Supplies and importations to which this Part applies

    6. 190.VAT which will not be repaid

    7. 191.Method of claiming

    8. 192.Time within which a claim must be made

    9. 193.Deduction of bank charges

    10. 194.Treatment of claim and repayment claimed

    11. 195.For the purpose of section 83(c) of the Act repayments...

    12. 196.False, altered or incorrect claims

    13. 197.Where any sum has been repaid to a claimant as...

  23. PART XXII REPAYMENT SUPPLEMENT

    1. 198.Computation of period

    2. 199.Duration of period

  24. PART XXIII REFUNDS TO “DO-IT-YOURSELF” BUILDERS

    1. 200.Interpretation of Part XXIII

    2. 201.Method and time for making claim

  25. PART XXIV FLAT-RATE SCHEME FOR FARMERS

    1. 202.Interpretation of Part XXIV

    2. 203.Flat-rate scheme

    3. 204.Admission to the scheme

    4. 205.Certification

    5. 206.Cancellation of certificates

    6. 207.Death, bankruptcy or incapacity of certified person

    7. 208.Further certification

    8. 209.Claims by taxable persons for amounts to be treated as credits for input tax

    9. 210.Duty to keep records

    10. 211.Production of records

  26. PART XXV DISTRESS AND DILIGENCE

    1. 212.Distress

    2. 213.Diligence

  27. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      REVOCATIONS

    3. TABLE OF DERIVATIONS

      (This table is not part of the Regulations)

      1. 1.Notes:

      2. 2.The following abbreviations are used in the Table: AA =The...

  28. Explanatory Note

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