Tax Tribunal declare that Bridge is NOT a sport

The English Bridge Union has lost a tax tribunal hearing in which they had argued that Bridge should be treated as a sport and not a game, and therefore there should be no VAT due on competition fees.

Tax Tribunal declare that Bridge is NOT a sport

The English Bridge Union has lost a tax tribunal hearing in which they had argued that Bridge should be treated as a sport and not a game, and therefore there should be no VAT due on competition fees.

Bridge is recognised as a sport by the International Olympic Committee, the Charity Commission and several other European countries.    However, the tribunal ruled that “sport normally connotes a game with an athletic element, rather than simply a game”.

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