Private Hire Operators: VAT

Part of Transport – in the House of Commons at on 13 October 2022.

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Photo of Lucy Frazer Lucy Frazer Minister of State (Department for Transport)

I know the hon. Gentleman is a keen champion for this area, given that he is chair of the all-party parliamentary group on taxis. He will know that the question of whether a private hire vehicle operator needs to pay VAT depends on two factors: whether he is acting as principal or as agent; and whether he meets the VAT threshold. As he will also know, His Majesty’s Revenue and Customs is responsible for VAT.