2015 General Info Value Added Tax (VAT)
The required 20% British VAT Tax will be added to your total registration amount.
Value Added Tax, or VAT, is a tax charged on most business-to-business and business-to-consumer transactions in the UK.  Therefore entities (e.g. companies, charities, educational bodies) and individuals may have to pay VAT on purchases of goods and services from a UK supplier. The CYTO registration fee is a service provided by a UK VAT registered supplier and VAT at the standard rate of 20% will be charged to all attendees as the service is being provided in the UK. However some attendees may be able to make a reclaim direct from the UK tax authorities, Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (‘HMRC’) provided certain conditions have been met.  A VAT refund on these services purchased in the UK is not available for private individuals and non-business entities.  Reclaims of VAT on this service may only be available to entities that incur the expense in the course of their business.
If you would like to find out more information, the conditions and how a claim is made, please see the links below:
If you are registered for VAT in another European Union (EU) member state there is information on what can you can claim and how to make your claim at the following site: https://www.gov.uk/vat-eu-businesses-buying-in-the-uk-and-the-vat-refund-scheme
If you are a business outside the EU and visit the UK in the course of your business there is information on what you can claim and how to make your claim at the following site: https://www.gov.uk/vat-refunds-for-non-eu-businesses-visiting-the-uk
Further information on the conditions and eligibility for refunds of VAT in the EU for non UK businesses can be located here: http://customs.hmrc.gov.uk/channelsPortalWebApp/channelsPortalWebApp.portal?_nfpb=true&_pageLabel=pageLibrary_ShowContent&propertyType=document&id=HMCE_PROD1_029943
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