How to delay being VAT registered

VAT registration is a problem for small businesses who sell to the general public.  When annual turnover exceeds £85,000, they must register for VAT and pay 1/6th of gross sales to HMRC.  However, you can avoid/delay registration: Restrict annual turnover to less than...

How to complete a VAT return – the basics.

To complete a basic VAT Return use notice 700/12 online. For ordinary UK sales/purchases, complete boxes: 1) Output VAT, that is VAT on your sales, and for claiming VAT on fuel on cars in the business, apply what’s called a VAT fuel scale charge. 3) Total of...

Reasons to delay registering with HMRC for VAT

VAT advice for small businesses – when your turnover reaches £85,000 in any rolling 12 month period, you must register for VAT. Unfortunately, this means that one sixth, or about £14,000 of your turnover will have to be paid to HMRC but there are 3 possible ways to...

Making Tax Digital for VAT registered businesses.

Making Tax Digital is a new rule coming in two stages. This Q&A session covers stage one which is for VAT and came into effect in April 2019. When does MTD start? Stage one affects VAT registered businesses with turnovers above £85k with effect from their first...