UK Tax Questions? Ask a UK Tax Advisor for answers ASAP
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My name is Clare
I shall do my best to help you but I need some further information first.
How long did you live together and what is the value of the various assets
What income do you each have?
I have no idea. This my wife's cousin and her husband. They have lived in the UK for a year or two. He is s citizen and she has some kind of permanent visa.
I don't think they have much income but honestly I am not seeing how pertinent this could be. Does the law apply differently to rich and poor?
My apologies - there was a site glitch and this was NOT meant for you
I shall opt out as this is not my area
I am afraid there is no way of changing this situation as the business OPERATES in the UK - however do the goods come to the UK and then are exported out again - are the customers living in the UK - is there a shop where customers can browse, tell me more about how this business operates.
The business buys goods and pays tax on them, they are buying retail. They only buy in the UK.
They sell them only to customers that are physically in Japan. all of the goods they sell are shipped out of the country.
Based on everything I have read they do not have to paying the VAT when they buy their products since they are all leaving the UK.
I am not sure how the above could NOT apply.
This is why I have asked further questions, and I assume there is no shop that customers can come into but this trade is operated from home for example.
But you are mixing up VAT with export duties which are two different matters
But as all your goods are exported to a NON EU country and depending on what the materials of the clothing is 0 it would seems there is no VAT to charge but there may be duties to pay in Japan in import duties. I am not an expert is Japan and their tax regimes so you will need to establish this.
But there are no charges in the UK arising on the business for these sales.