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We have been informed that the UK Tax Office, HMRC, is claiming up to 7 years back-owed VAT from a Martial Arts club. 'Club' is the operative word here as it appears that if you offer Memberships, these are eligible for VAT rating - currently 20%.
Quick check: 100 Memberships at £10 = £100 so you'd pay £20 VAT.
The said club has had to challenge this in the UK Courts, as we know an exorbitant expense! They are currently looking to raise £100,000 to pay court and legal fees. We call that "highway robbery"! AMAA will attempt to keep you updated on this.

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