An ITV News investigation has shown that many charities are being over charged on their electricity bills.
We asked HMRC how charities can get a refund and whether they accept some charities are missing out on reduced energy bills. Here are their responses:
Does HMRC accept that many charities which are entitled to reduced VAT are missing out?
No, HMRC believes that the vast majority who are entitled to receive the reduced rate of VAT and CCL exemption. With millions of supplies made by fuel and power companies, it is not possible for HMRC to determine that every supply is taxed correctly. Ultimately though, the responsibility lies with the individual charity.
How does a charity get a refund for overcharged VAT?
If a charity believes it has been charged the wrong rate of VAT on a supply of fuel and power, or that it has been charged CCL, it should contact its supplier and request a refund.
An ITV News investigation has revealed that many charities are overpaying on energy bills, but how can the organisations reduce their costs?
An investigation by ITV News has discovered that many charities are being charged too much on their energy bills.