Business and non-business: Charitable activities: Introduction
Charities engage in a wide range of activities. Some charitable activities are regarded as business for VAT purposes, while others are not. The purpose of this section is to provide detailed guidance on business/non- business issues that affect charities. To that end it will cover the following areas:
- some common business and non-business activities of charities
- the meaning of “below cost”
- the meaning of “otherwise than for profit”
- some specific non-business issues.