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VAT Q's & A's

Ali Hai of Deloitte & Touche answers some VAT questions recently sent into The Tax Journal and Indirect Online. If readers have any further questions please address them to
I manage a charity that is not registered for VAT. We recently raised money through the sale of tickets for a play that we staged for a fortnight in a local hall. The event was sponsored by local businesses that advertised at the event. The run was very successful and we intend to stage more plays but our accountant tells us that we may now need to register for VAT. Is fund-raising not exempt?
The supply of goods and services connected with a fund-raising event by a charity are generally exempt from VAT. However the exemption does...

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