VAT


Making sense of the mysterious world of VAT


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VAT reduced rate evidence logWhere you provide construction services relating to buildings, you may be able to charge the 5% reduced VAT rate if you can prove the property meets the necessary conditions.Reduced rateThe reduced VAT rate applies to var... Read more
11 Nov 2019
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Checklist
Transfer of a going concern checklistIf you're VAT registered the default position when selling a business is that you must add VAT to the selling price. However, this won't be the case if the business is being sold as a going concern.Selling a busines... Read more
10 Oct 2019
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Schedule of pre-registration expenditureIf you trade before you register for VAT, you could claim input tax going back up to four years.Pre-trading expenditureIt is possible for you to reclaim some of the VAT you incur before you register on the firs... Read more
14 Feb 2019
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Letter
Agricultural flat rate scheme letterIf you operate a small farming business, you might qualify for a little known scheme that can give your cash flow a boost.When is the scheme available?The agricultural flat rate scheme (AFRS) is available to a wide... Read more
04 Jan 2019
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Letter
Letter withdrawing from flat rate schemeIf you use the flat rate scheme (FRS), you can leave it voluntarily at any time by writing a simple letter to HMRC.FRSIf you operate the FRS, you are free to leave it and change to standard VAT reporting at any... Read more
08 May 2018
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Letter
VAT voluntary disclosure of error letterIf you discover an error on a VAT return, you will need to correct it. In most cases this can be done simply by amending your next return, but where the error results in an increase in your VAT liability you sh... Read more
22 Mar 2018
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Letter
Reasonable excuse letterHMRC has a wide range of penalties available to it. Many of these can be reduced while others can be removed completely where you have a reasonable excuse for the action which gave rise to the penalty. Having a reasonable excu... Read more
13 Mar 2018
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Letter
Transferring VAT number cover letterIf you acquire the trade and assets of a business as a transfer of a going concern (TOGC), you can apply to keep a pre-existing VAT registration number.TOGCWhen you buy a business as a TOGC you have the option of t... Read more
08 Feb 2018
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Checklist
VAT return checklistMaking a mistake on your VAT return will result in under or overpaying VAT. This might mean losing out on VAT you can reclaim or underpaying which can result in financial penalties. Our VAT return checklist can help you reduce err... Read more
31 Jan 2018
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Letter
VAT - request for a written rulingIf you have a VAT problem and can't find the answer in any of HMRC's published guidance, you can ask it for a written ruling. However, HMRC is often reluctant to provide one and it usually directs you to its guidance. ... Read more
31 Jan 2018
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