Overseas VAT claims subject to COVID delays

26 Jun 2020

VAT claims submitted under the Overseas Refund Scheme will be subject to delays due to changes in HMRC's working practices during the COVID-19 pandemic, the tax authority has stated.

The delays relate to payments due to overseas businesses that are not established in the EU.

The affected claims are those within the prescribed year 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019, submitted on or before 31 December 2019.

HMRC says the move to working from home, in line with government guidance on 23 March, has affected some of its operational processes.

As a result, while its objective is to process and refund overseas VAT claims within six months of the submission deadline of 31 December the changes mean the department is unable to meet this deadline for some of the 2018/19 claims.

HMRC now expects to pay valid 2018/19 claims by 30 September.

Further information on the delayed repayments can be found here.

icaew logo acca logo sage logo sageone logo bas xero

Home | Contact us | Accessibility | Disclaimer | Help | Site map | © 2020 Madisons. All rights reserved.

We use cookies on this website, you can find more information about cookies here.

Madisons is a trading name of Madison Business Services Limited Registered office: Bushbury House, 435 Wilmslow Road, Withington, Manchester, M20 4AF. Company Number: 03800186, VAT Registration Number: 741 1182 67 Registered to carry on audit work in the UK and Ireland and regulated for a range of investment business activities by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. Details about our Audit Registration can be viewed at www.auditregister.org.uk and www.cro.ie/auditors for Ireland under reference number C009016107.
Telephone: 0161 434 3535 | Fax: 0161 445 0430 | Email: enquiries@madisons.co.uk.

Address
Madisons, Bushbury House, 435 Wilmslow Road, Withington, Manchester, Lancashire M20 4AF