I know, what an exciting subject.
Does anybody out there know much about VAT in the travel agency / tour operator world.
We've been doing a little homework and have concluded that as we act as an intermediary (under HMRC's definitions in this document
we should charge VAT within our commission to:
- UK tour operators
- EU tour operators
can anybody validate this, I was surprised to see we had to charge VAT to non UK tour operators who were operating in other EU countries?
I am also unclear how the picture changes if the customer is not from the UK. Does this mean no VAT should be charged even if it is for a UK operator?
Any help appreciated. I had given the VAT helpline a call and they had flagged the EU thing up to us, but I don't always trust the accuracy of these big HMRC helpline call centres, I have had conflicting advice from them on previous topics.