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VAT issue

Discussion in 'General Business Forum:' started by dfrbrowne, May 26, 2009.

  1. dfrbrowne

    dfrbrowne New Member


    Who can help on this one. As a vat registered designer, I charge VAT on my time for Design and artwork. I understand this to be correct.

    The issue I have is this, If I design a brochure for £100 I will charge VAT on my time.

    Say I then buy the print on behalf of my client and the printer charge me £180 at 0 VAT rate, I add a £20 mark-up and charge onto my client £200 for the print and £100 for the artwork Total before VAT £300.

    Do I then charge VAT on the total amount?

    Anyone advise?

  2. Stationery Direct

    Stationery Direct Administrator Staff Member

    You must charge vat on the design work but if the product being printed is vat exempt (as 99% of brochures are) then you shouldn't be charging vat on this.

    Break down the invoice so your client realises that the vat is only being charged on the design work.

    Thought this link may be of use to you...

    Hope that helps.
  3. dfrbrowne

    dfrbrowne New Member

    Thanks for that,

    It's all a bit confusing on this, one piece of advice I had was that as the print was VAT excempt, the fact that my design and artwork was on the same invoice that should be vat exempt as well?

    Is it right that no matter what type of job it is the design and artwork is always Vatable?

  4. Stationery Direct

    Stationery Direct Administrator Staff Member

    If you are unsure contact HMRC and ask, as I understand it and as we operate, you should always charge vat on the design work whatever the situation with regards to the printed product.
  5. Grafiker

    Grafiker New Member

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