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Extended Time limits for Local Authorities, Fire, Police or other public bodies to recover VAT


Such bodies benefit from VAT recovery under section 33 of the VATA 1994. This allows VAT to be recovered on costs which support their statutory non-business activities. To date these bodies could only go back three years when looking at retrospective claims for non-business VAT costs where as a four year time limit applies to normal business related VAT adjustments.

There has been talk of a re alignment of these adjustment periods for some time now and this Brief announces the change with effect from 1 July 2018. This will not mean that the earlier year is now brought into time for adjustment now but as we move forward the alignment will be achieved so that by 31 July 2019 an adjustment made on that date will be able to go back to the period ending 30 June 2015.

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