RYA needs your help to resolve VAT confusion

The RYA in conjunction with the BMF, is currently negotiating with HM Revenue and Customs and government officials to find a solution to the unsatisfactory situation boat owners currently experience when trying to establish or prove the VAT status of a vessel.

To further its negotiations, they would like to ascertain how frequently the VAT status of a UK registered vessel is being checked, both in UK waters, or when she is visiting the waters of other EU States. It also needs to establish whether paperwork such as a Bill of Sale (between two private individuals in the UK) is being accepted as proof that the VAT status is the business of UK customs.

Click here to go to the RYA website and find out more or download the VAT questionnaire here