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We have been informed that the UK Tax Office, HMRC, is claiming up to 7 years back-owed VAT from a Martial Arts club. 'Club' is the operative word here as it appears that if you offer Memberships, these are eligible for VAT rating - currently 20%.
Quick check: 100 Memberships at £10 = £100 so you'd pay £20 VAT.
The said club has had to challenge this in the UK Courts, as we know an exorbitant expense! They are currently looking to raise £100,000 to pay court and legal fees. We call that "highway robbery"! AMAA will attempt to keep you updated on this.

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Note that we no longer use SafeCIC. DBS Checks have become frustratingly confusing, time consuming and expensive. However, as always we try to help. If you are Voluntary or Self-employed you can get advice here:
UK Gov - Find an Umbrella Group
Experian - Self-employed Check
DDC Checks - I am Self-employed, how...
UC - DBS Online Checks: Read advice in No.1 above, then choose one of the other links to help

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