NewsRevue Plus VAT – Oy! – 12 October 1994 et. seq.

Seeing these documents made me laugh. In the first few weeks of establishing The Z/Yen Group, while we waited for incorporation documents to come through, we traded as me personally, then assigned the business to the corporation.

Rather unexpectedly, we sold so much business during those few weeks, I had to register for VAT in my own name for six months.

I wanted to make sure everything was above board, so I put absolutely all income through as VATable business, including my NewsRevue income.

I don’t suppose Harriet Quirk saw much in the way of writers’ VAT invoices, not that she really needed to do anything with them because it seems I sent them retrospectively on receipt of the dosh and just wore the VAT charge myself.

What a trooper.

Spot the royalty values going down in those early weeks/months of the new business – I guess I was concentrating on matters other than comedy too much.

INVOICE – FILE COPY
VAT REG NO GB 646 1995 04

FAO Harriet Quirk             Date: 12 October 1994
News Revue                        Tax point: 1 October 1994
Canal Cafe Theatre
Delamere Terrace
London
W2

INVOICE TO: News Revue
ACCOUNT REF: NR01
INVOICE NO: 02005
In respect of songs and sundry patter for the News Revue show (known as Edinburgh run) during August 1994.
£

ROYALTIES 45.96
VAT @ 17.5% 8.04

————-
TOTAL £54.00
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This amount has been received, with thanks.

 

INVOICE – FILE COPY
VAT REG NO GB 646 1995 04

FAO Harriet Quirk                      Date: 24 October 1994
News Revue                                  Tax point: 24 October 1994
Canal Cafe Theatre
Delamere Terrace
London
W2

INVOICE TO: News Revue
ACCOUNT REF: NR01
INVOICE NO: 02006
In respect of songs and sundry patter for the News Revue show (known as Alex’s run) during early Autumn 1994.
£

ROYALTIES 32.34
VAT @ 17.5% 5.66

————-
TOTAL £38.00
========
This amount has been received, with thanks.

 

INVOICE – FILE COPY
VAT REG NO GB 646 1995 04

FAO Harriet Quirk                         Date: 21 November 1994
News Revue                                    Tax point: 21 November 1994
Canal Cafe Theatre
Delamere Terrace
London
W2

INVOICE TO: News Revue
ACCOUNT REF: NR01
INVOICE NO: 02007

In respect of songs and sundry patter for the News Revue show (known as Kerry’s run) during Autumn 1994.
£

ROYALTIES 43.58
VAT @ 17.5% 7.62

————-
TOTAL £51.20
========
This amount has been received, with thanks.

 

INVOICE – FILE COPY
VAT REG NO GB 646 1995 04

FAO Harriet Quirk                  Date: 9 January 1995
News Revue                             Tax point: 9 January 1995
Canal Cafe Theatre
Delamere Terrace
London
W2

INVOICE TO: News Revue
ACCOUNT REF: NR01
INVOICE NO: 02009

In respect of songs and sundry patter for the News Revue show (known as Robert’s run) end 1994.
£

ROYALTIES 15.49
VAT @ 17.5% 2.71

————-
TOTAL £18.20
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This amount has been received, with thanks.

There was one more VAT invoice for NewsRevue in quarter one of 1995, before I deregistered from the VAT regime and never had to invoice NewsRevue again:

INVOICE – FILE COPY
VAT REG NO GB 646 1995 04

FAO Harriet Quirk                          Date: 14 March 1995
News Revue                                     Tax point: 14 March 1995
Canal Cafe Theatre
Delamere Terrace
London
W2

INVOICE TO: News Revue
ACCOUNT REF: NR01
INVOICE NO: 02011

In respect of songs and sundry patter for the News Revue show (known as Christmas run) end 1994 and early 1995.
£

ROYALTIES 9.60
VAT @ 17.5% 1.68

————-
TOTAL £11.28
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This amount has been received, with thanks.

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