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Category Archives:VAT

Understanding VAT for limited companies and unincorporated businesses

For both limited companies and unincorporated businesses, managing Value Added Tax (VAT) can be a significant challenge, affecting a broad spectrum of business activities.

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VAT deadlines and what businesses should be doing to prepare for them

Businesses must remain compliant with the requirements for reporting and paying VAT, especially with the regular quarterly for VAT under Making Tax Digital. Read More

HMRC reminds restaurants and takeaways of VAT obligations on hot food

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has recently issued letters to restaurant and takeaway businesses across the country, emphasising the importance of correctly applying VAT on hot food.

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Paper VAT registration to be abolished in latest digital move

In the latest move in their Making Tax Digital (MTD) campaign, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is removing paper VAT registration from 13 November 2023. Read More

How HMRC’s new online tools can help you simplify taxation

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has always been at the forefront of embracing technological advancements to make tax-related processes more straightforward for businesses and individuals.

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Understanding tax obligations for charities

Knowing your charity’s obligations to HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is important, as you will have different requirements to standard businesses.

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New HMRC service allows businesses to set up online payment plans for VAT owed

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) have recently confirmed that businesses that owe less than VAT £20,000 can now set up a payment plan online.  Read More

VAT penalties for late filing or payments – be aware of the changes

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has removed the default surcharge for late payments of VAT and replaced it with what is a new penalty charge. The way interest is charged has also been amended. Read More

Supreme Court rules roof replacement company must pay £2.5 million VAT bill

A roof replacement company has been hit with a £2.5 million tax bill after a ruling that the insulated roof panels it supplied did not qualify for a VAT-reduced rating.

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The VAT filing deadline is approaching: How to get prepared

It’s important to stay up to date with the latest regulations and requirements related to taxes, including Value Added Tax (VAT) to avoid penalties. 

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