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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.

Hi

Thanks for your question

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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Sam

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/vat-notice-742a-opting-to-tax-land-and-buildings

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