The TPA VAT Quiz

Can you navigate your way around Britain's barmy VAT system?

We have 14 questions to see if you know when you have to pay 20% VAT and when you're let off with 0% VAT!


Which has VAT at 20%?
Which has VAT at 20%?
Which has VAT at 20%?
Which has VAT at 20%?
Which has VAT at 20%?
Which has VAT at 20%?
Which has VAT at 20%?
Which has VAT at 20%?
Which has VAT at 20%?
Which has VAT at 20%?
Which has VAT at 20%?
Which has VAT at 20%?
Which has VAT at 20%?
Which has VAT at 20%?

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commented 2015-03-27 15:59:29 +0000 · Flag
The place of supply rules are a nightmare too. If you’re trading internationally, try to work out where the ‘supply’ takes place for VAT purposes.

This went from complicated to silly with the changes that came in this January. If you supply services electronically then the place of supply depends on whether the customer is a consumer. If it is, the place of supply is the consumer’s country, and there is no VAT registration threshold. As a result, you have to register for VAT in every EU member state. Fortunately you can do all the registrations in one go through HMRC, but there is still the possibility that you could be audited by any of the VAT offices.

Perhaps you decide that it’s only worth doing business with some EU countries, because the amount of business doesn’t justify going through the bureaucracy for all 28. Presumably, though, that’s a breach of EU law because you’re discriminating based on the consumer’s member state.
commented 2015-03-26 11:08:46 +0000 · Flag
This did make me smile seeing how stupid the rules for charging VAT on some items and not others is. Time to remove it altogether from any food related items; chocolate or otherwise and raise it on non essentials; flatscreens, DVD player etc, mostly imported anyway.