If I sell artwork through a gallery based abroad, can they deduct ‘withholding tax’ on my earnings?

‘Withholding tax’ is an amount held by the party making a payment to a payee, which will be paid to the taxation authorities. It is usually withheld from payment because the paying party has an agreem …

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Do you any up to date information regarding VAT treatment on commission owed to individual non-VAT registered artists from galleries that may or may not be VAT registered themselves?

The legal and business situation discussed in the 1979 article posted in the Artlaw Archive has been overtaken by many and various events over the past 36 years, and especially Directives on VAT intro …

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Do I have to pay tax on the award or grant I have been given?

There continues to be no up-to-date and definitive answer or ruling to the question of whether prizes and awards will be deemed taxable by the HMRC. It appears that guidelines written in 1979 have nev …

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