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VAT on solar panels

Published Friday, August 9, 2019

At present VAT is charged at the reduced 5% rate on the installation of energy saving materials (ESMs), including solar panels, in residential accommodation. The Government has introduced secondary legislation to amend the scope of the 5% rate to comply with European VAT rules (SI 2019/958). This is to take effect from 1 October 2019, although the Government has stated that the majority of solar panel installations is expected to be unaffected.

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Commons Briefing papers CBP-8602

Author: Antony Seely

Topic: Taxation

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