Standard VAT rate

20%

Country code

UK

Reduced VAT rates

5%

Super reduced rate

N/A

VAT returns

Monthly or Quarterly or Annually

VAT number format

GB 123 4567 89

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UK Making Tax Digital VAT consultation

The UK tax authority (HMRC) recently released draft regulations and VAT notices that relate to the April 2019 launch of the “Making Tax Digital” legislation. A pilot of the programme for taxpayers, agents and software providers is also scheduled to begin from April 2018. As stated in our previous article, when introduced businesses with a… Read More

UK to extend the scope of joint & several VAT liability for online marketplaces

As announced in the October 2017 Autumn budget, from April 2018 legislation will be introduced that will extend the scope of the existing joint and several liability rules. This is to be able to hold online marketplaces (such as eBay, Amazon, Buy.com, Sears.com, etc.) jointly and severally liable for: Any future VAT that a UK… Read More

UK to introduce fulfilment house register from June 2018

The UK government has confirmed that from 30 June 2018, in an effort to prevent VAT fraud all UK-based businesses that are involved with fulfilling orders of imported goods for third party businesses will need to apply to join a new approved fulfilment house register. The new scheme will require all affected businesses to register… Read More