VAT on Lapdancing Club Vouchers – Court of Appeal Ponders

VAT on Lapdancing Club Vouchers – Court of Appeal Ponders People might think that the work of tax lawyers is technical and dry, but that is by no means always so. In one case, the Court of Appeal considered a VAT dispute in respect of vouchers issued to punters at lapdancing clubs. Using credit and debit cards, the vouchers were bought by customers of a number of clubs, largely towards the end of an evening when they had run out of cash. Punters were charged a 20 per cent commission on purchasing the vouchers and self-employed dancers who received them were charged another 20 per cent on cashing them in.…