The following Value Added Tax guidance note Produced by Tolley provides comprehensive and up to date tax information covering:
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Tour operators may not always purchase margin scheme supplies from a third party and they may make the supply using their own resources. These are called ‘in-house supplies’ and are defined as:
a supply made from the business’ own resources
items that have been purchased by the business but have been materially altered or further processed so that the eventual supply is substantially different from the original item purchased
VATA 1994, s 53; VATA 1994, Sch 8, Group 8, item 12; SI 1987/1806; SI 1995/2518, reg 14(1)(n); Value Added Tax (Tour Operators) (Amendment) Order 1990, SI 1990/751; Value Added Tax (Tour Operators) (Amendment) Order 1992, SI 1992/3125; Value Added Tax (Tour Operators) (Amendment) Order 1995, SI 1995/1495; Value Added Tax (Tour Operators) (Amendment) Order 2009, SI 2009/3166; HMRC Notice 709/5; De Voil Indirect Tax Service V3.591; 2006/112/EC, Articles 306–310
The following provides an overview of the main VAT treatment of supplies of in-house transportation services.
Businesses (or a member of the VAT group) making in-house supplies including any of the following goods or services will be viewed as a supply of passenger transportation:
coach / train transport where the tour operator owns or hires the mode of transport
providing a driver
fuel and insurance
arranging repairs and maintenance, etc
HMRC Notice 709/5, para 7.1
It will be viewed as a supply of passenger transportation as the business has pulled together a number of separate elements to supply the transportation services. This type of transportation has not
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