Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/06/07/virgin_media_hmrc/

Virgin Media gets VAT refund from HMRC

Now owes taxman £23.6m

By Kelly Fiveash

Posted in Broadband, 7th June 2011 11:00 GMT

Virgin Media has received a refund of £81.5m from HM Revenues and Customs (HMRC) covering VAT payments.

The telco said in a short statement that its current contingent liability had been reduced to £23.6m.

Virgin Media didn't reveal any further details about the arrangement.

In the company's last quarter ended 31 March this year it had employee taxes and VAT that stood at £122.5m, compared with £88.6m for the previous quarter.

The VAT refund will be reflected in Virgin Media's second quarter of this year. ®