Burton v Revenue and Customs: FTTTx 23 Jul 2013

FTTTx VALUE ADDED TAX – DIY builders scheme – conversion of barn adjacent to a dwelling (a listed building) to enlarge the dwelling – whether the works were ‘a residential conversion’ within the meaning of section 35(1A)(c) VATA – whether works consisted in the conversion of a ‘non-residential building’ or a ‘non-residential part of a building’ into a building designed as a dwelling or a number of dwellings – held they were not – the works were therefore not a ‘residential conversion’ within section 35 VATA – whether the Tribunal could consider and give effect to any legitimate expectation of the appellant that he would qualify for a refund under section 35 VATA – held, following HMRC v Abdul Noor [2012] UKUT 071 (TCC), that the Tribunal had no jurisdiction to consider the question of legitimate expectation – appeal dismissed

[2013] UKFTT 401 (TC)
England and Wales

VAT, Construction

Updated: 20 November 2021; Ref: scu.515177