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Customer: About whether a recruitement consultant that provides a temp to an agency needs to charge VAT on T&E costs that it passes through from the consultant company - and indeed whether the consultant should charge the recruitement agency VAT on it.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  Sam replied 1 year ago.

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I am Sam and I am one of the UK tax experts here on Just Answer.

If you pass the charge on but it is incurred FOR the client AND you normally charge VAT then you pass the VAY charge on - these types of costs come under the remit of disbursements

But this is a cost incurred by your temp to attend to perform duties for the client so you do NOT charge VAT

See link here re VAT and disbursements for clarification

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/vat-costs-or-disbursements-passed-to-customers

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Sam

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