posted on 28 July 2017, updated on 28 July 2017

The NHS VAT Team would like to inform you of their intention to address frequent VAT inaccuracies in the NHS sector through increased sector-wide written correspondence. A letter will soon be delivered to all NHS bodies in the UK, most of which are members of HFMA.

The NHS VAT Team will have a clear view on the VAT treatment of the supplies addressed before including them in the letter. This will be achieved through consultation with HMRC Policy.

The letter will include:

  • an explanation of the correct VAT treatment of certain supplies
  • instructions to carry out self-review
  • instructions for correcting inaccuracies
  • contact details, should you have any questions.

We will also include a web address for you to carry out a short survey. We would appreciate you taking the time to complete this as it will allow us to measure the improvement in customer understanding.

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