When paying sub-contractors who are not VAT registered, nothing changes.
When buying materials, nothing.
When paying subcontractors who are VAT registered, the new rules on reverse charge apply.
When billing contractors who are VAT registered, the new rules on reverse charge apply.
These changes have occurred due to HMRC aiming to minimise fraud and will have no financial impact on businesses. Mistakes to the reverse charge procedure if committed with good intentions will be treated with leniency while the new system rolls out in order to provide flexibility to those navigating the new rules.
Under certain services these rules will or won’t apply. Services which will be affected include those which offer the standard rates of VAT.
Including but not only;
Businesses excluded from the reverse charge include;
Pegasus CIS v4.10 and Opera 3 (2.61.01) have both been updated in order to comply with these new methods of VAT filing. Opera 3 already allows VAT to be reverse charged. Opera 3 can be used for those in the construction industry who do not have Pegasus CIS. For information on How to set up reverse charge VAT on Pegasus you can read the instructions on the official Pegasus site.
For the Full guidance on changes you can visit the government website which details all the information needed for Reverse Charge VAT.
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