Revenue eBrief No. 240/21
The VAT Groups Tax and Duty Manual (TDM) has been published to outline the VAT treatment that will take effect on enactment of Finance Act 2021.
In addition, the TDM VAT and Charities has been archived. This manual is no longer relevant as the contents are available on Revenue’s website.
This guidance sets out the Revenue position on VAT groups as provided for in section 15 of the VATCA 2010.
1 VAT Groups
A VAT Group is a group of two or more persons who have been approved by Revenue to operate as a single accountable person for the purposes of VAT. A VAT group is established when Revenue approves an application from two or more persons to form such a group; Revenue may also direct that specified persons are established as a VAT group where it is satisfied that it is appropriate for the efficient and effective administration of the tax to do so. In either case, a member of the group must be designated as the ‘group remitter’ responsible for making VAT returns on behalf of the VAT group.
Where a VAT Group has been established all transactions carried out by the individual group members are considered to have been carried out by the VAT group as a single accountable person.
Each member of a VAT group is jointly and severally liable for the VAT liabilities of the group.