Solicitor and barrister fees... VAT rate?

Discussion in 'Askaboutlaw' started by landmarkjohn, Mar 20, 2008.

  1. landmarkjohn

    landmarkjohn Frequent Poster

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    I have received an estimate of fees from solicitor and barrister regarding divorce work. Both quote + VAT @ 21%.

    I was under the impression that VAT on services was 13% and on goods 21%.... and I would consider the work done as being a service not goods.

    I appreciate any advice. Thanks.
     
  2. mercman

    mercman Frequent Poster

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    I have always been charged 21% VAT on legal bills.
     
  3. DavyJones

    DavyJones Frequent Poster

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  4. landmarkjohn

    landmarkjohn Frequent Poster

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    and the revenue site said:

    VAT Rates

    Solicitor, Services Of

    Rate: 21.0Section/Sch: S11(1)(a)Order:
    Remarks: Are 4th Schedule services unless connected with immovable goods.
     
  5. BPC

    BPC Registered User

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    Legal services are subject to VAT at the standard rate, currently 21%.

    The reduced rate, currently 13.5% only applies to a specific list of goods and services contained in the Sixth Schedule to the VAT Act. For example, building services, concrete, works of art, newspapers, photography etc.

    Legal services are not contained on this Schedule. Therefore 21%. :-(