UK & EU VAT & other indirect taxes

We have in-depth knowledge in all areas of UK and EU VAT, as well as insurance premium tax (IPT) and other indirect fiscal charges levied across the EU.  We have particular experience surrounding the provision of cross-border services and the operation of the reverse charge procedure.

Our work includes advising on international VAT liability for management charges, cross-border services, and services in relation to land in the UK and EU. We also advise on international VAT particularly when it relates to shipping, private yachts, and private and commercial aircraft. 

We have particular experience of indirect taxes in the telecoms and international services sectors. We also assist clients in VAT recovery procedures in the EU, under the 8th and 13th Directives.

Our international client list is broad, encompassing many different sectors of industry.

Recent work

  • Advising a large German freight transportation firm on all UK VAT issues, including recovery of UK VAT.
  • Advising international insurance companies on a range of IPT issues, including the applicability of insurance premium tax to employers’ liability insurance in the UK. We also conducted a review of the application of insurance premium tax across the EU.
  • Providing assistance on the potential IPT liability of reinsurance bonds.
  • Involvement in an Isle of Man-based yacht VAT mitigation scheme.

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