Insurance compensation under the VAT flat-rate scheme

Jul. 13, 2017, 9:21am

Insurance compensation under the VAT flat-rate scheme…

What is the VAT treatment where you are on the VAT flat-rate scheme and receive a substantial insurance pay-out, say for damage to your trading premises?

Insurance spelt out in scrabble tilesShould this exempt income be included in the flat-rate scheme turnover?

Compensation paid out as a result of an insurance claim is not exempt from VAT, but is outside the scope of VAT because it is not a consideration for a supply, being recompense for loss.

Exempt income is included in the flat-rate scheme however, outside the scope income is excluded. Paragraph 6.3 Notice 733 refers.

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