VAT – partly exempt businesses

VAT – partly exempt businesses

A business that incurs expenditure on taxable and exempt business activities is partially exempt for VAT purposes.

This means that the business is required to make an apportionment between the

Check a UK VAT number

Check a UK VAT number

The ability to check a UK VAT number is available at: www.gov.uk/check-uk-vat-number.

This service allows users to check:

if a UK VAT registration number is valid; and
the name and address of the

New VAT Registration process for agents

New VAT Registration process for agents

A new VAT registration process known as the VAT Registration Service or VRS was made available to agents from 1 August 2022. The VRS had been in testing mode for the previous 18 months and was used by

VAT Flat Rate scheme

VAT Flat Rate scheme

Using the VAT Flat Rate scheme, businesses pay VAT as a fixed percentage of their VAT inclusive turnover. The actual percentage used depends on the type of business. The scheme has been designed to

Final warning to use MTD for VAT

Final warning to use MTD for VAT

The Making Tax Digital (MTD) for VAT regime started in April 2019 when businesses with a turnover above the VAT threshold of £85,000 became mandated to keep their records digitally and provide their

Statutory interest

Statutory interest

Taxpayers that are owed VAT repayments by HMRC are entitled to claim statutory interest under certain circumstances. Where this is the case, a claim should be made in writing to HMRC. VATA s78 (11)

How the VAT Reverse Charge works

How the VAT Reverse Charge works

The VAT domestic reverse charge accounting mechanism was put in place to help prevent criminal attacks on the UK VAT system by means of sophisticated fraud.

UK businesses receiving certain specified

Transfer of business as a going concern

Transfer of business as a going concern

The transfer of a business as a going concern (TOGC) rules concern the VAT liability on the sale of a business. Normally the sale of the assets of a VAT registered or VAT registerable business will be

VAT Capital Goods Scheme

VAT Capital Goods Scheme

The VAT Capital Goods Scheme (CGS) is a means of adjusting the initial VAT recovery in respect of certain assets over either 5 or 10 years. The scheme seeks to agree a fair and reasonable attribution

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