Mr Justice Newey, sitting in the Upper Tribunal, dismissed HMRC’s appeal against Southern Cross Employment Agency Limited’s victory in the First-tier Tribunal that HMRC could not resile from an agreement to repay VAT. Mr Justice Newey held that:
Both the FtT and the Upper Tribunal have in essence held that although the initial claim for repayment was made under s80 VATA, HMRC had power to enter into a compromise agreement of that claim and the compromise meant that s80(4A) could not bite.
Peter Mantle acted for Southern Cross Employment Agency Limited.
Please click here to view the full HMRC v Southern Cross Employment Agency Limited case note.
The comments made in this case note are wholly personal and do not reflect the views of any other members of Monckton Chambers, its tenants or clients.
This case note was first featured in the Tax Journal.