The following Value Added Tax guidance note by Tolley provides comprehensive and up to date tax information covering:
This guidance note provides an overview of how debits and credits should be dealt with from a VAT perspective.
If a supplier has agreed to issue a credit note to a customer or offers a contingent discount and the customer is able to recover all of the VAT incurred, the supplier and customer can agree to issue a credit note without VAT. If the parties do not agree that the credit note may be issued without VAT, the supplier should issue the credit note including VAT and the VAT amount should be recovered from HMRC via the suppliers' VAT return.
If preferable the customer can issue the supplier with a debit note. This option is commonly used if the customer has been issuing self-billed invoices (see the Self-billing guidance note for more information).
From a VAT perspective a credit or debit note must meet the following conditions:
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