Under new rules due to come in on 1 October 2019 builders, sub- contractors and other trades associated with the construction industry will have start using a new method of accounting for VAT.
Under the new rules, supplies of standard or reduced-rated building services between VAT-registered businesses in the supply chain will not be invoiced in the normal way. Under the reverse charge, a main contractor would account for the VAT on the services of any sub-contractor and the supplier does not invoice for VAT. The customer (main contractor) would then account for VAT on the net value of the supplier’s invoice and at the same time deduct that VAT from the payment to the sub-contractor.
This is intended to ensure that VAT is correctly accounted for on supplies by sub-contractors.
The new reverse charge will apply to a wide range of services in the building trade, primarily those activities covered by the construction industry (CIS) payment rules. Note that normal VAT invoices will continue to be issued to domestic customers.
Please contact us if you are likely to be affected by these changes and we can work with you to ensure you are ready for the new system or register for our forthcoming event; find out from leading CIS expert, Neil Owen, what this means for your business and the way you invoice your customers, and pay your suppliers. Neil will be on hand to answer any questions you have in a Questions and Answer sessions that will follow a short break for tea and coffee.
CIS Event (Reverse Charge for Construction Services
The Auctioneer, Carlisle
Thursday, 12 September 2019
1.00 pm for 1.30 pm to 4.00 pm
Guest speaker: Neil Owen
Register at www.saint.co.uk/events