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Becoming VAT registered can be a little daunting for those new to business.  It means keeping your accounts records organised and and up to date and ensuring that you have VAT receipts for all the business expenses you want to claim back VAT on.  It also means that you need to know whether the products or services you sell should have VAT added.…
During the current crisis HMRC has allowed VAT registered businesses to defer paying their VAT liability for the period between 20 March and 30 June 2020.  This deferment applied to VAT periods ending 29 February, 31 March and 30 April where payments would be due by 7 April, 7 May and 7 June. That deferment period is now finished…
There are lots of things to remember about VAT when you are VAT registered.  Here are ten things about VAT which you may not know. …
The VAT Flat Rate scheme is available to businesses with turnover up to £150,000 per annum. It is advantageous to small businesses as the VAT payable to HMRC is calculated as a percentage of gross sales rather than 20% of net sales less 20% of VATable purchases. It makes calculating VAT due much more straightforward, record keeping is easier AND you are likely to pay less. Always an advantage!…
VAT records must be kept  for six years although HMRC are only allowed to adjust returns going back four years plus the current period.  However if you have purchased land or buildings you may need to keep relevant documents for 20 years.   But what VAT records do you need to keep?…
Finally the month for submission of VAT returns via MTD arrived and we survived. Months and months of talking about it, reading about it and watching webinars. Then we just had to get on with it. …
Whilst we are still part of the EU VAT registered businesses which supply goods to a customer in a EU country must charge VAT at the standard UK rate.  However if that customer is VAT registered, as long as they provide you with their VAT number you can…
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Some businesses do not want to become VAT registered because they think it is too complicated to do VAT returns.  It is quite straightforward especially now that VAT returns can be submitted directly from your accounts software. Here are some tips for keeping VAT simple and getting it right.…
One of my clients asked me last week if they still needed to be VAT registered. Their business has changed now they no longer have an employee to help them.  So I took some time this morning to calculate whether they would be better off de-registering for VAT.  There are a number of factors to take into account when doing this…
Whether you are a new business or an established business it is always worth putting some thought into when is the right time to become VAT registered. New business owners often think that they have to become VAT registered…
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