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Solicitors and VAT

Re: Solicitors and VAT

Postby miner » Tue Oct 06, 2015 9:43 pm

dls wrote:Very probably very many, but if the result of the breach is that the solicitor pays the VAT out of the sum agreed, that would appear to be enough penalty.


"if" = speculative hypothesis. Have you ever heard of a case of s solicitor swallowing the VAT?

I have had solicitors trying, via the Court, to charge me the VAT when VAT was not chargeable.
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Re: Solicitors and VAT

Postby dls » Wed Oct 07, 2015 4:43 am

Have you ever heard of a case of s solicitor swallowing the VAT?
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Re: Solicitors and VAT

Postby theycantdothat » Wed Oct 07, 2015 8:25 am

miner wrote:
dls wrote:How many instances are there on record where solicitors have been disciplined by the SRA for such a breach?


We can also ask: How many instances are there on record of anyone being disciplined/penalised/prosecuted for such a breach?
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Re: Solicitors and VAT

Postby atticus » Wed Oct 07, 2015 8:27 am

It happens all the time to engineers. They appear to find the HMRC flat rate scheme confusing.
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