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.
This guidance note provides an overview of when supplies can be treated as a single composite supply or a multiple supply for VAT purposes, and it should be read in conjunction with the Multiple supplies ― output tax apportionment and Single or multiple supplies ― relevant case law guidance notes.
This guidance note provides an overview of HMRC’s opinion of what it believes constitutes a single or multiple supply for VAT purposes as a result of the lead CJEU decisions in the cases Card Protection Plan (CPP) and Levob Verzekeringen (Levob).
CPP and Levob are landmark cases and have helped to provide a clearer indication of what would constitute a single composite supply for VAT purposes where a number of differing supplies are made and these are bundled into one product offering to the customer. This is a contentious area of VAT and has been the subject of many court cases. Historically, HMRC has not produced any guidance on what it believes constitutes a single or multiple supply for VAT purposes, and it considers that each transaction must be considered on a case-by-case basis, which has led to a number of differing opinions on whether it can be treated as a single or multiple supply for VAT purposes.
It is possible for a transaction to consist of more than one component, and if these components were supplied separately, it is possible that they could have different VAT liabilities. Therefore, it is important for the business to determine whether they are
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