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Hi all,


Wonder if anyone can help??? please???


We are a registered charity and have always paid VAT on our purchases.


Does anyone know whether we are able to reclaim the VAT on anything we buy? I keep hearing from people that we should be able to but I've looked on the Inland Revenue website and I can't find anything, and what I do find seems really complicated :o


So any guidance as a starting point would be very gratefully received!!


Thank you all.


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when I worked at a playgroup that was a charity, we were told we couldn't reclaim VAT, partly because it was so complicated......and partly, i think, to do with your annual turnover.Someone else might have a more definitive answer though. I still can't see why we can't be the same as schools in this respect, and not have topay the vat in the first place!

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you need to be VAT registered, there is a page on the HM customs website - - 'VAT for charities and not-for-profit organisations: introduction '

im not sure if i can post the link, but you could find it on a search.

from what i can remember it was a complicated process -so we didnt bother !!

is it just purchases you want to claim the VAT on , as we managed to go VAT exempt when we had our premises built-it save quite a bit as you can imagine !

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