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TISonline Local Authorities and Similar Bodies VAT

This TISonline information stream provides VAT practitioners with guidance on the basic principles of VAT as it impacts on Section 33 bodies and brings together advice and guidance on those issues which provide special difficulty.

TISonline Local Authorities and Similar Bodies VAT is a comprehensive guide to VAT for local authorities and other Section 33 bodies. It is a real-time online working reference guide for local authority VAT practitioners. Content is updated regularly to reflect new developments and guidance issued by HMRC via the CIPFA VAT Committee on the interpretation of VAT legislation and on points of best practice.

Coverage includes:

  • Section 33 bodies
  • guidance on a number of local authority functions and service areas
  • CIPFA VAT Committee minutes
  • HMRC letters
  • VAT liability index.

About TISonline

This information stream forms part of TISonline, CIPFA’s online information resource for public sector finance practitioners. Our information streams cover the full range of financial and service functions of local authorities and other public service bodies, giving you a single point of access for essential, authoritative and comprehensive information and commentary on the topics that matter to you.

How to access this service

If your organisation already subscribes to this TISonline information stream, you can access it simply by registering and logging on at using a work email address.

To set up a new subscription, complete the order form below and email it to E:


Subscribe and you’ll benefit from:

  • access for everyone in your organisation through a single subscription
  • regularly updated guidance by practitioners working in your sector
  • up-to-date information that keeps you informed on public sector finance issues
  • e-alert services to let you know when new guidance is available in your areas of interest
  • discussion forums for peer support, advice and sharing ideas.

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