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Education Tax

Education, like any other business sector, needs the right approach to tax planning to ensure you are paying the right amount and recovering anything you are owed. There is often frustration when there is an increased cost to VAT charged on supplies with no ability to recover it. However, Lupton Fawcett is here to help.

Our team has the relevant experience to take you through these complex applications. Our collaborative approach to cases means you won’t be left on the sidelines with no understanding of what is happening. We are quick to respond and aim to secure a satisfying outcome for you.  

For help working out your taxes or to claim back VAT paid unnecessarily, get in touch by calling 0333 323 5292 or fill in our online form and we will get back to you.

The Team

We have a team dedicated to helping educational institutions with legal matters and are experienced in helping ensure the correct procedures are in place to ensure you are paying the right amount of tax and VAT.

Working with our solicitors is a stress-free experience as we will provide you with clear, honest advice and not bombard you with legal jargon.

Example Case: Taking Advantage of Costs-Sharing Exemption

A recent case involving West of Scotland Colleges Partnership saw a number of educational bodies take advantage of a costs-sharing exemption, a scheme which allows such organisations to join together to supply services within the group at cost, and without having to charge VAT on those services. In this instance, the group failed the ‘exact reimbursement’ condition as it failed to produce any records demonstrating how the interests and the benefits were accrued to each of the members in the cost-sharing group.

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For more information or for help with a matter involving education tax, please get in touch by using the details below.

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