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Appeal against HMRC’s Decision on VAT Conversion of Commercial Vehicle to Car

  • This is an appeal against HMRC’s decision to reduce the VAT repayment credit due on the Appellant’s VAT return.
  • HMRC argues that two Land Rover Discovery vehicles were converted from commercial vehicles to non-qualifying cars, triggering an irreversible self-supply.
  • The Appellant argues that the vehicles were not converted to cars, or if they were, they were qualifying cars, and if they were non-qualifying cars, the conversion was temporary.
  • The hearing was held remotely via video, with both parties presenting their arguments and evidence.
  • The Appellant’s skeleton argument introduced a new matter regarding the temporary conversion of non-qualifying cars, which HMRC objected to.
  • The Tribunal allowed the new argument to be considered, as it pertained to the quantum of any output tax due.


Note that this post was (partially) written with the help of AI. It is always useful to review the original source material, and where needed to obtain (local) advice from a specialist.


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