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Q. I am an IT consultant and have just returned from Guernsey where I was undertaking some work for the government. I want to raise my invoice now that the work is complete, but I don't know whether or not to add VAT following Brexit.

A: You don't need to add VAT here as the Channel Islands are not part of the UK for VAT purposes, and your professional services are of a qualifying type specified in VAT Notice 741A. This is – not affected by Brexit as the Islands are also outside of the EU. The good news is that you can still claim input tax on any UK costs relating to your consultancy work!

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After qualifying with KPMG where he gained significant audit experience, Paul joined Torgersens in 1991 and became the firm’s audit partner in 2000. Paul employs his broad range of financial skills to provide commercial and accounting advice to a range of owner-managed businesses in the independent retail, education and professional services sectors. He also has extensive experience dealing with charities, Registered Social Landlords and not-for-profit organisations and co-operatives.   Outside of work, Paul likes to visit Eastern France and South-West German and read novels by David Morrell, Michael Blake and Harper Lee. He also likes watching films, his favourite is The Shawshank Redemption.

To get in touch please e-mail paul.newbold@torgersens.com.

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