Following on from our article in the May issue of Tax Adviser looking at the potential options for the expansion of VAT grouping arising from the joined cases Larentia + Minerva (C-108/14) and Marenave (C-109/14), the CIOT was represented at the technical consultation meeting with HMRC to discuss the draft legislation, published on 6 July 2018, along with a policy paper and explanatory notes .
HMRC published the final version of its Notice 700/22 Making Tax Digital for VAT (‘ the Notice ’) on 13 July. The draft version of this notice went through a period of stakeholder review prior to publication and both the CIOT and the ATT, as well as various other stakeholders, provided feedback to HMRC with suggested amendments.
The CIOT (and others) write to HMRC to clarify the position regarding transfers of going concerns for taxpayers following recent changes in guidance and the Intelligent Management Services Limited case
Following the publication of responses to the VAT grouping consultation in December 2017, HMRC invited respondents to meetings in March, to consider three potential options for the expansion of VAT grouping following the CJEU judgment in the joined cases of Larentia + Minerva (C-108/14) and Marenave (C-109/14). The options are limited to those that could be introduced without amending the current control test.