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IM and UK VAT

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by AM223, Sep 1, 2011.

  1. AM223

    AM223 Junior Member

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    Hi

    has anyone in the UK had to deal with the HMRC and VAT for IM affiliate marketing.

    I don?t have a product and I won?t be employed to provide a service. I plan to only make an income from commissions, any advice?

    HMRC didn?t have a clue when i called,

    Thanks Martin
     
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    You are not selling anything, you are getting a commision.

    Think of it this way. Resturants - people who get tips, this can also be seen as a commision. They do not pay VAT on those tips (unless your one of those sucky companies that add a set amount of "tips" to your monthly salary and then keep the real tips for themselves.
     
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    If no sale has been made, then how does the 'commission' arise?
     
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    Think that's helped,

    i called HMRC and said i was getting commissions from sales, not selling the product myself nor am i entering into any contract and providing a service.

    however she told me that i was providing a service to the public,

    so just to be straight, if i only get a commission i do not need to charge or pay for VAT in or outside the UK?