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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HMRC calls on online marketplaces to sign agreement tackling VAT fraud in the UK

During April 2018, HMRC asked all online marketplaces operating in the UK to sign an agreement to help tackle online VAT fraud. This agreement states that these online platforms have a responsibility to: Educate the sellers who use their online marketplaces in the UK, on their VAT obligations either by producing their own guidance or… Read More

UK issue a further Split VAT Payment consultation

The UK tax authorities have issued a further public consultation relating to the adoption of Split Payments for e-commerce transactions in the country. If introduced it’s hoped that the mechanism will help to prevent online VAT fraud and would require the VAT-element of online sales to be paid directly to the UK tax authorities by… Read More

UK Making Tax Digital: Legislation Published

The UK tax authority (HMRC) recently published a final version of the legislation that will introduce new digital reporting obligations from April 2019. As stated in our previous article, when introduced, businesses with a turnover greater than the VAT registration threshold of £85,000 will be required to use the system to provide summary tax data… Read More