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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.
This guidance note provides an overview of the VAT treatment of investment fund management services.
The management of special investment funds is exempt from VAT. The UK regards the following as special investment funds:
authorised unit trust schemes (AUTS) as defined in Financial Services and Markets Act 2000, s 237(3)
authorised open ended investment companies (OEIC) as defined in Financial Services and Markets Act 2000, s 237(3)
authorised contractual schemes as defined in Financial Services and Markets Act 2000, s 237(3)
a Gibraltar collective investment scheme that is not an umbrella scheme, or a sub-fund of any other Gibraltar collective investment scheme (defined in FSMA 2000, s 264)
an individually recognised overseas scheme that is not an umbrella scheme, or a sub-fund of any other individually recognised overseas scheme (defined in FSMA 2000, s 272)
a recognised collective investment scheme constituted in another EEA state that is not an umbrella scheme, or a sub-fund of any other recognised collective investment scheme constituted in another EEA state (see FSMA 2000, s 264)
(with effect from 1 April 2020) a ‘qualifying pension fund’ (broadly, a pension fund established in the UK or an EU member state, where the contributions to the fund are (a) spread over a range of investments, and (b) made solely by beneficiaries of the fund who bear the investment risk (ie a defined contribution scheme)
a closed-ended collective investment undertaking
2006/112/EC, Article 135 (1)(g); VATA 1994, Sch 9, Part
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