Taxation (Post-transition Period) Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:27 pm on 9th December 2020.

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Photo of Jesse Norman Jesse Norman The Financial Secretary to the Treasury 3:27 pm, 9th December 2020

I thank the hon. Gentleman for his question and, yes, the legal basis on which VAT is charged will change. I will spare him the details of the difference between import VAT and acquisition VAT, but it will change. The experience of those who pay VAT will be very similar, if not identical, to the system we have in place at the moment. HMRC and the Government have identified flexibilities, which allow that to be put in place. Of course, there will continue to be the normal processes of enforcement that one would expect to see from HMRC in order to make sure that VAT is properly paid in the usual way.