VAT


Making sense of the mysterious world of VAT


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Checklist
VAT online filing checklistIf you miss the deadline for submitting your return or paying your VAT, you may be liable to pay a surcharge. Our checklist will help you avoid this type of trouble.Online submissionSince 1 April 2012 all businesses with a ... Read more
09 Jun 2015
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Letter
Option to tax letterRenting out land or buildings is usually exempt from VAT. This means you don't charge VAT to your tenants. The downside is that you might not be entitled to reclaim VAT on your property running expenses. By "opting to tax" the proper... Read more
11 Feb 2015
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VAT invoice checklistVAT regulations require that all registered businesses issue invoices which contain various pieces of information and details.Valid VAT invoicesIf you are registered for VAT, valid invoices are important for two main reasons:you ... Read more
28 Jan 2015
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Letter
Compensation claim letterChances are that sometime in your dealings with HMRC he will make an error or be responsible for a delay that costs you money. In these circumstances you can you claim compensation for this.Making a complaintLet's say HMRC com... Read more
01 Sep 2010
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Letter
Letter to HMRC  - problems with online filingIf you've missed the deadline for submitting your VAT return online (or paying your VAT electronically), you might be let off the hook where you can show this was caused by IT problems.Explain whyIf you we... Read more
01 Sep 2010
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Letter
VAT appeal letterIf you disagree with a VAT assessment or decision made by HMRC, you can, in most cases, appeal against it or ask for HMRC for a review to consider cancelling the appeal. An appeal should always be made in writing and usually within 3... Read more
01 Sep 2010
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Letter
Authority letter to HMRCIf you want someone, for example your accountant or a friend, to communicate with HMRC on your behalf, you must put this in writing. If you don't, he won't be prepared to discuss your VAT or other tax affairs with anyone but you... Read more
18 Jul 2009