VAT Rate Changes
The UK VAT rate on hospitality, holiday accommodation and attractions is reducing from 20% to 5%, from 15 July 2020 to 12 January 2021.
The cut applies to food and non-alcoholic drinks as well as accommodation and admission to attractions across the UK.
In your Accounting solution, this means that some transactions that you would normally record at 20% VAT may now be at a reduced rate of 5% VAT. There is already a 5% VAT rate in Accounting called Lower Rate, and in most cases you just need to change affected transactions from Standard to Lower Rate.
For detailed information about what’s included, see the government support page: www.gov.co.uk
If you are still unsure whether your transactions should be at the reduced rate, you need to check with your accountant or HMRC.
What do I need to check?
Follow the link below for a comprehensive table containing summarises of the different areas you might need to update in Accounting. If you think an area applies to your business, follow the link in the ‘area’ column for further information.
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