VAT Suitable Audience This session, for officers involved with the council’s finances staff and councillors who wish to develop their knowledge, explains how VAT affects local councils. Essential for any council contemplating major building projects. This training is delivered online; therefore, attendees will need a device with a reasonable screen size such as a PC, laptop, or tablet to be able to participate fully. Session Overview This is a 90-minute interactive session. Topics include how VAT law applies to local councils, where to find the law and guidance, business, and non-business activities, understanding whether sales are taxable or exempt from VAT, when a council must register for VAT, when VAT can be reclaimed, partial exemption and reclaiming VAT when using grants and donations. Session Benefits By the end of ‘Introduction to VAT for local councils’ you will: • Know where to find the relevant legislation and guidance • Understand the key concepts of VAT • Know when a council can or can’t reclaim VAT • Recognise when a council must register for VAT • Be aware of activities that require special attention All current prices for these courses can be found on the Hampshire ALC website. Submission of a booking will amount to your acceptance of the LCPD Training & Events Terms & Conditions. You might also be interested in • Development for All: Internal Controls • Councillor Development: Local Council Finance for Councillors • Officer Development: Budgeting for Officers • Officer Development: Year-end Accounts & Audit Back to Training/Events list Training & Events Directory Page 29 of 41 August 2023

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