For a wealth of advice and information on aspects of VAT, including essential tips for VAT planning, and how to survive the VAT inspector's visit, visit our VAT guides.

The standard rate of VAT is 20% and remains unchanged.

Annual accounting scheme

Under annual accounting, you make agreed payments on account and need complete only one VAT return...

Bad debt relief

Under the normal rules of VAT, a supplier has to account for output tax even if the supply has not...

Cash accounting scheme

Cash accounting enables you to account for VAT on the basis of payments received and made instead...

Flat rate scheme

This scheme is designed to reduce the cost of complying with VAT obligations by simplifying the way...

Group VAT registration

VAT grouping occurs where two or more corporate bodies, usually companies or limited liability...

How to survive the enforcement powers

The complicated penalty system for VAT errors has been simplified, but it is not all good news.

When to add VAT

This subject has been causing confusion ever since VAT was introduced in the UK. There are a number...

Recovering VAT on staff expenses

Although the VAT rules normally prevent you reclaiming VAT on supplies that are not made direct to...

VAT inspections

One of life's certainties is that if you are a VAT registered business, sooner or later you will...

VAT dos and don'ts

If you need to check you are being given a valid VAT number you can call HMRC's national advice...

Issuing VAT invoices

Where a VAT registered person makes supplies of goods or services to another VAT registered person...

Deregistering from VAT

Deregistration from VAT is usually a fairly straightforward process. However, there are some...

Fuel scale charges

Fuel scale charges for VAT.

An introduction to VAT

Detailed guidance on the operation of VAT, VAT schemes and essential VAT information.

Value added tax

VAT rates, registration and deregistration limits.

VAT Mini One Stop Shop (MOSS)

MOSS provisions relate to the VAT place of supply of services rules. These are the supplies of e-...