Post date: Mar 03, 2021 12:15:47 PM
OPLAC has become aware that PLA are sending out letters to individual houseboats saying that, unless the boats can prove they are VAT exempt, they will be charged VAT. This will push up some licence fees by 20%.
Please let us know if you have received this letter - firstname.lastname@example.org .
It looks like the PLA have simply forgotten that most houseboats capable of self propulsion (or of being readily converted to self propulsion), and therefore not VAT exempt, are actually zero rated for VAT. See this article we put up on VAT 11 years ago, it is still pertinent.