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Does anyone know how long it is taking the TAX office to come back regarding DIY VAT reclaims at the moment?

In order to ensure I don't get clobbered for CIL I need to submit CIL form 7 which requires "An approved claim for HM Revenue and Customs for VAT refund".  CIL form 7 has to be submitted within 6 months of completion certificate and hence I'm starting to worry.

Any info gratefully received.

 

 

 

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Someone reported the other day that he just received his money for a claim submitted on 1st June 

 

https://forum.buildhub.org.uk/topic/16230-vat-office-letter-detailing-current-approach-to-claims/?do=findComment&comment=304190

 

The completion evidence needed for CIL is the approved claim from HMRC, evidence of a self build warranty, or a self build mortgage. If you don’t have either of the other 2 I would speak to the council now and explain that HMRC are taking around 8 months to process these. In my head they send you a letter saying that your claim qualifies before they check all of the invoices and pay the monies owed but it’s a long time since I did my reclaim and can’t remember. @Wagas, do you know please? If so would you mind sharing the letter please with personal details removed. 
 

The CIL evidence is discretionary and councils can agree to accept something else I believe but you need to speak to them. 
 

 

 

 

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We were coming up to the deadline to submit I hadn’t realised that I needed to sign our cil off till someone on here pointed it out to me We put the claim in and the Cil sign off on the same day will a foot note explaining that we were still awaiting confirmation of the final Cil and all was fine 

I think at the moment there has to be some leeway 

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Thanks for the feedback chaps, will discuss with the council - just useful to be able to say that I've had feedback regarding the amount of time for HMRC response.

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Just goes to show how little people administering CIL understand about the documents required to evidence this. No idea about VAT or self build warranties, and one comment shows complete ignorance about the VAT position for a self build stating 

 

The builder already sounds like some of his practices are not ideal!”

 

I’ve long wondered why those documents are needed to evidence CIL exemption because as the case in the link below proves all of these are optional when self building. This is a while ago so hopefully they are a bit more clued up now. 
 

https://www.khub.net/web/planningadvisoryservicepas/forum/-/message_boards/message/71860181

 

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Emailed the Shropshire CIL team and the next day received the following:

 

"When you submit CIL Form 7-2, I would advise you provide a copy of the letter you would have received from HMRC to confirm they have received your claim. That way, I will be aware you are trying to obtain confirmation of a DIY housebuilder VAT refund. You can then provide the confirmation letter when you do receive it. If the confirmation letter is not forthcoming close to the 6 month deadline, a potential extension can be discussed since this would be due to circumstances beyond your control. "

 

So thanks Newhome for the suggestion.

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On 01/02/2021 at 15:07, newhome said:

Someone reported the other day that he just received his money for a claim submitted on 1st June 

 

https://forum.buildhub.org.uk/topic/16230-vat-office-letter-detailing-current-approach-to-claims/?do=findComment&comment=304190

 

The completion evidence needed for CIL is the approved claim from HMRC, evidence of a self build warranty, or a self build mortgage. If you don’t have either of the other 2 I would speak to the council now and explain that HMRC are taking around 8 months to process these. In my head they send you a letter saying that your claim qualifies before they check all of the invoices and pay the monies owed but it’s a long time since I did my reclaim and can’t remember. @Wagas, do you know please? If so would you mind sharing the letter please with personal details removed. 
 

The CIL evidence is discretionary and councils can agree to accept something else I believe but you need to speak to them. 

 

I only just saw this message. All I submitted concerning VAT was the HMRC letter confirming they had received my VAT claim, not that it was successful (attached). This was accepted by my local authority. Even got a nice response:

 

 

Dear 

Thank you for submitting the completion documents in respect of xxxxxxxxx. I am happy to confirm these are acceptable to comply with the CIL regulations under which you were granted self build relief. Our official acknowledgement is attached for your records - please note the requirement to supply further evidence at three years occupation.

I hope you are enjoying our new house - no doubt you have plenty to keep you occupied during this lockdown period!

Many thanks

Angela
 

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Hi, has anyone got their refund recently? We submitted in December and according to HMRC letter the consideration time expired early March. Still no news...

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4 minutes ago, Bored Shopper said:

Hi, has anyone got their refund recently? We submitted in December and according to HMRC letter the consideration time expired early March. Still no news...


Someone who submitted in November still hasn’t received their refund. I dare say Covid plus Easter will be their new excuse. They say that things are delayed because people are working from home. God forbid that after a full year they might be able to be properly productive like the majority of folk have managed after far less time. 
 

 

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I'd say give it 9 months to get paid. You'd think they'd be quicker doing things when working from home, with no constant tea breaks and chat. I bet they're all doing sod all!

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Folk who sent in October appear to have been paid. Mine took 20 weeks in 2018 without the Covid excuse so they're almost back to (their) normal  😉

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I submitted late October and got a positive decision 4 months later.

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