My accountant says I need...
My accountant says I need Invoices for all the products and services I have bought or I cannot include such expenses in my trading accounts, for tax purposes etc. Also, I am told that VAT is charged on Broadband and Telephone services.
However, SKY BROADBAND are simply refusing to provide me with VAT Invoices for me to use in my accounts (They will provide "statements" that do not include their legal name, address, VAT number etc).
I could put up with this when I had just 1 small account with them (I am a landlord), but the number of accounts I have with them is now 10 and is set to grow larger as I take on ever more houses.
Can you tell me if there are any laws or regulations that state a service provider like SKY BROADBAND must provide customers with Full VAT Invoices.
Please can you quote the regulations or laws etc, tell me where I can find them (links to web pages?) and suggest how I might approach SKY to get them to fulfil their legal obligations without me needing to engage in a David and Goliath battle against this Goliathan.
I trade as a Sole Trader, but intend to incorporate (LTD) the business soon.
Each of my houses are domestic
I have asked Sky for a VAT Invoice and they have refused to provide one.
They will not allow me to register as a business.
Sky say they do not provide Broadband for business purposes. They know I am a landlord and they are happy that I have many accounts, one each for each of my houses used for domestic purposes.
With Virgin Media broadband, I have a "bulk" account designed for landlords who provide it with the places they rent out, but they also have failed to provide me with a VAT Invoice so far. I am still asking for one and they are looking into it, but I need to know what my legal right for a VAT invoice is.
The VAT inspector told me that I must get Invoices with the VAT etc number printed on them. I am not allowed to find out the VAT number and add it myself. The invoice must show the breakdown of cost & VAT calculated by the supplier
I need an Invoice (VAT or not VAT) for the purposes of my accounts and Tax Returns etc
I will need VAT invoices for my business when I register for VAT (I am close to the turnover point at which I must register for VAT). And once I register for VAT I will be allowed to claim for expenses (eg: broadband) going back 1 year according to my accountant
My accountant tells me I must get (VAT) Invoices. He does not know what the legal basis for this obligation is. He has asked me to ask a solicitor.
If I must get (VAT) invoices, must there also not be the equivalent and opposite legal obligation to provide (VAT) Invoices.
Please tell me what the legal basis for the obligation is that I must get such invoices
And then what the legal basis is for the obligation to provide them
This so I may provide this information to Sky & Virgin
If you do not want to answer my question, can you cancel my question and refund me the money
OK so I only have a right to an invoice if I am VAT registered now.
I believe my business needs to achieve a minimum turnover before they want me to register, but once I have registered I will be able to claim VAT for any products or services I have bought that I am bringing into the business, even if I bought them before (Last time I registered a few years ago, the VAT inspector increased my initial claim when he told me I could include invoices for photocopiers, computers etc I had bought when I had been a student the year before, but now was going to use in the business)
However, do I have a right to a "plain vanilla" invoice in other circumstances. eg:
Do I have a right to an invoice as a private person?
Do I have a right to an invoice as a non-VAT registered business?
What constitutes an Invoice that I can use for Tax Return, Company Accounts etc purposes
Where is the law, regulation etc that states this
Thank you very much for your help
1) What is the law that states a VAT Registered person must provide a VAT invoice? I will need to cite this.
2) Does a non-registered person have the right to an Invoice and what law states this?