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Charities Property Fund reports £100m of transactions last December

26 Feb 2015 | Emily Corfe

The Charities Property Fund has grown to £865m after reporting £100m of new transactions in December last year.

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Charities Property Fund reports £100m of transactions last December

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New VAT changes for 2011

Socrates Socratous takes us through the latest VAT changes which could affect your charity.

Unwind Lennartz to save VAT?

Richard Wild considers whether remaining with your Lennartz arrangements is the right way forward after the HMRC outlined options for organisations committed to the accounting system.

Lennartz appeal fails

Socrates Socratous and Linda Skilbeck report on the result of the first UK VAT case since the ECJ’s decision in VNLTO cast doubt on the Lennartz principle.

Technical briefing: Input tax concessions on land and property

Two little-known VAT concessions on land and property are to be radically amended by HMRC this year. Broadly speaking, these concessions are of benefit to a property owner who is charged VAT on the purchase of a property, is initially denied VAT recovery because he treats the rent as exempt, but decides later to opt to tax the building.

The world generally is a poorer place now without the consistent influence which Dan brought to bear on it - and especially the charity sector, which he loved so dearly and strived always to help with his intellect, far-seeing vision and integrity.

» Daniel Phelan: Publisher, editor, social entrepreneur, intellectual

Technical briefing: No more Lennartz?

After considerable deliberation, HMRC has now effectively announced that Lennartz is dead for charities.

Technical briefing: VAT concessions go

So, farewell Lennartz? Herr Lennartz was (or is) a German tax consultant, whose name became the tag of a VAT accounting treatment which has become well-known among UK charities.

Technical briefing: VAT and renovation

The Whitechapel Art Gallery is a registered charity and displays works of art to the general public for no consideration. It acquired an old derelict library building adjacent to its existing premises for £900k with the intention of converting it into a gallery.

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