My client is on the VAT flat-rate scheme and has received a substantial insurance payout for damage to the trading premises.
Should this exempt income be included in the flat-rate scheme turnover?
Is the compensation paid included for the flat-rate VAT scheme?
Compensation paid out as a result of an insurance claim is not exempt from VAT, but is outside the scope of VAT because it is not a consideration for a supply, being recompense for loss.
Although you are correct in that exempt income is included in the flat-rate scheme, outside the scope income is excluded.
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This tax Q&A was published in June 2017 – please be aware that the information above may have changed in subsequent months. This note is written for the general interest of our clients and is not a substitute for consulting the relevant legislation or for taking professional advice.
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