The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, delivered the 2021 Budget on 3 March 2021. Our specialist Personal and Corporate Tax Teams have summarised the key announcements below, with a full report to be published on Thursday 4th March 2021.
Businesses that took advantage of the COVID-19 VAT payment deferral scheme, allowing them to defer VAT payments due between March 2020 and June 2020 until 31 March 2021, can now apply for an optional extension.
Following the recent Wickford Developments decision, any property developer who has been refused VAT refunds on installing manual roller blinds into new homes should review the VAT lost in the past 4 years with a view to making a claim from HMRC. This decision follows that of an earlier case that HMRC chose to ignore (John Price) and HMRC were criticised for continuing with a policy that the courts had disagreed with.