Can you claim back the VAT on a Staff Christmas Party?

You will be pleased to hear that the Taxman does allow you to claim back the VAT on a Staff Party!

The VAT man defines Staff or Employees for this purpose and within the definition excludes partners or former employees.  So you may need to apportion the amount of VAT you claim back.

And for the Bosses out there, if your party is just for the Directors, Partners or Proprietors you won’t be able to claim back the VAT.


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