AGCO take legal action against UK Government

By: salegolfclubs.co.uk  21/10/2013
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THE Association of Golf Course Owners (AGCO) is set to take legal proceedings against the UK Government in relation to VAT in golf. The issue is over affiliation fees English golf clubs pay to their local county associations and England Golf. On average, male members in England pay £10 to £20 a year to the bodies in order to have a recognised handicap. As this requires members’ club structure many clubs have set up their own organisation which is affiliated to England Golf but separate from their clubs. This is where the issue lies as the golf club company pays the fee - VAT is applicable on it - even though it is exempt if paid by private members’ clubs. Over the years there have been several battles between golf clubs and HMRC as clubs want to claim back the VAT they paid on the fees. More info in salegolfclubs.co.uk

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