The following Value Added Tax guidance note Produced by Tolley provides comprehensive and up to date tax information covering:
IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marked the end of the Brexit transition / implementation period entered into following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. At this point in time, key transitional arrangements came to an end and significant changes began to take effect across the UK’s VAT and customs regime. This document contains guidance on subjects potentially impacted by these changes. Before continuing your research, see the Brexit — overview guidance note.
The VAT regulations and relevant EU legislation make it clear that the right to deduct input tax is normally dependent on the possession of the original invoice, or any document which the member state may deem to be an invoice. Member states also have the right to determine the criteria for considering whether a document can be treated as an invoice from a VAT perspective.
An overview of the documentation required by HMRC is provided below.
If the supplier is VAT registered in the UK and charges VAT on the invoice, the business customer must hold one of the following documents before they can recover any VAT incurred:
a valid tax invoice that meets the conditions laid down in SI 1995/2518, reg 14 ― see the Tax invoice requirements guidance note
a self-billed invoice ― see the Self-billing guidance note
a less detailed tax invoice where the tax inclusive value is £250 or less ― see the Tax invoice requirements guidance note
an authenticated receipt for stage payments within the construction industry ― see the Buildings, construction and land ― tax points and invoicing guidance note
for goods removed from warehouse, a document authenticated or issued by the proper officer showing the claimant’s particulars and the amount of VAT charged on the goods
If the customer receives an invoice which is missing the following inform
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