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I have tried dealing with their credit controller. She keeps on harping on the fact that they have to charge VAT on their commission invoice so we can claim it back. Missing the point entirely. As VAT vendors our prices are inclusive of VAT. We are charged commission on the full amount including the vat portion. This is totally unfair as we in effect commission of 20,6%.
We need to work together. We as VAT vendors are paying VAT on the taxman's portion of the booking as well .This equates to a 20,6% commission as opposed to 18%.
You have missed the point. Yes I know that I can deduct the VAT charged on the commission but we are still charged commission on money that is not ours the VAT that belongs to the tax man. A simple example.
I have a booking for R 1,000
Vat payable 15/115 = R 130.00 ( this is not my money but I collect on behalf of taxman)
Commission on full R 1,000 at 18% R 180.00
+ Vat at 15 % on R 180.00 + nil as I can claim it back
So I get R 1,000.00 - R 130.00 - R 180.00 = R 690.00
If I wasn't registered I would get.
Booking R 1,000
Vat payable NIL:
Booking.com commission 180.00
+ VAT AT 15 % R27.00
So I get R 793.00
So as a vat vendor I get R 103.00 less which equates to a commission of 20,6%
THIS IS NOT FAIR AND EQUITABLE TREATMENT