I have a specific problem with Tax and VAT can you give me any advice?
The Scottish Artists Union consulted with a VAT specialist, through the Cultural Enterprise Office. As part of its research, CEO offer free Tax and VAT advice sessions available by appointment. More info can be found here.
I know I should be using contracts but how do I go about it?
We have devised a check list to assist you, you can find this in our Resources page in the members area.
We are in the process of developing more specialist contract advice and guidance in consultation with our membership and legal experts.
How can I work out what rate of pay I should be asking for?
Can you give advice about pricing work?
I don't want to pay VAT/Duty on goods returned to me from outside the UK, what do I do?
Recently one of our members had an online chat with HMRC about Returned Goods Relief. They have kindly shared that chat with us.
The sender can still declare the full value of the work for insurance purposes, but as long as they write "RETURNED GOODS" on the parcel (close to the delivery address) it should pass through fine. If there are any questions, I should ensure I can provide some sort of evidence that the goods being returned are the same as the goods that were posted.
You can find out more at the HMRC site