Top UK Court Affirms Nix Of Bingo Operator's VAT Appeal

Law360 (June 24, 2020, 6:51 PM EDT) -- A U.K. bingo operator won't receive value-added tax credits of £460,630 ($572,000), as the U.K. Supreme Court affirmed Tuesday that its claim to taxes paid dating to 1996 was subject to a three-year statute of limitations.

A 2007 change to the U.K.'s method of calculating VAT on fees paid to play bingo games didn't allow KE Entertainments Ltd. to later claim a credit for VAT paid back to 1996, the Supreme Court held, upholding the previous ruling in the case. The claim for a credit is time-barred, the court ruled, noting that while the method of calculating the taxes changed, the basis on which they were...

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