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Can a landlord elect to charge VAT on the rent properties?

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can a landlord elect to charge VAT on the rent for residential properties ?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: UK Tax
Expert:  Sam replied 1 year ago.


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Only if the option to tax has been undertaken on the property then VAT is charged on the rents - but if VAT was not paid on the purchase of the property and that option undertaken at that time then NO you cannot charge VAT on rents



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