If our CIC were to get funding for a solar panel installation, would we need to pay VAT and, if so, at what rate? I understand that for a domestic residence it would be 5%, and for a company it would be 20%, but I have seen some hints that for 'charitable purposes' it could be 0%, but I can't find any clarification on this.
Just to complicate matters, it is part of a new development (offgrid), which would be 0% if domestic, but I don't know if what it would be if funded through CIC.
Can anyone shed any light on this? Thanks in advance.
Do let us know if you get more info on this Debbie, very confusing.
I think its a reduction to 5% for charitable purpose energy use. I think an email into HMRC with your full details will help 0300 200 3700