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I am looking to host concerts in London and Manchester but I

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Hi I am looking to host concerts in London and Manchester but I am a corporation owned and active in Canada - should I be charging VAT on ticket prices?
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Submitted: 8 days ago.
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Customer: replied 8 days ago.
Its one concert in each city for a total of 2 concerts in the United Kingdom
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Expert:  Sam replied 7 days ago.

Hi

HMRC VAT state

The place of supply of admission to an event is where the event takes place, irrespective of where the customer or supplier is located. These include such services as:

entertainment and cultural performances - including sports events
the right to attend exhibitions, conferences, meetings or seminars
ancillary services - such as payments for cloakrooms or similar facilities

If the customer is a non-business customer then most supplies relating to events are subject to VAT where they are carried out. This includes all services connected to cultural, artistic, sporting, scientific and educational events, or entertainment.

I imagine most of your customers will not be businesses - if they are then its where they belong that determines the place of supply so have added the VAT notice guide for you in that instance

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/vat-how-to-work-out-your-place-of-supply-of-services

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Sam