VAT Registration

We’ve registered thousands of Companies for VAT. You can rely on our expertise and experience to ensure that your VAT registration is completed accurately and quickly.

Every trading business whether a Limited Company or Sole trader must register for VAT with HMRC when their Taxable Turnover is more than £85,000. Some businesses choose to register voluntarily if it’s below £85,000.  When your business VAT registration has been approved, you will be sent a VAT registration certificate which will contain your VAT registration number.

What information will you need

  • Your turnover
  • Your business activity
  • Your bank details.
  • The date from which you which you want to be registered for VAT from.

What is VAT?

VAT stands for Value Added Tax. In the United Kingdom the standard VAT percentage is 20%. However there are different rates for different types of products and services. Some products and services are even exempt for VAT. 

What’s Included


We will enure that your VAT registration is processed correctly


We can help you understand what your obligations are once you are VAT registered


Your VAT registration certificate will be sent to your registered office address.

Ways To Buy

There are three ways to order. If you are a new customer then and do not have a company yet then you can order this when you form your company.

If you are a new customer and you already have a company then you can create an account with us and import your existing company into your company manager and order the service from the shop.

Already have an account with us then just login and go to the shop and add the service to the cart and checkout.

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Learn more about the our VAT Registration Service for your UK limited company. If you have more questions, visit our Knowledgebase or get in touch with us.

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What is taxable turnover?

The taxable turnover is your the portion of your business income from sales of goods and services which is subject to VAT.

Not all goods and services are subject to VAT. To find out if your product or service is subject to VAT see HMRC’s GUIDANCE ON DIFFERENT GOODS AND SERVICES.

Taxable turnover excludes any sales of products or services which are outside the scope of VAT, such as those which would be standard, reduced or zero-rated.

How does VAT work?

VAT is a tax you need to add to the sale of some goods and services if you are VAT registered. This tax is then periodically collected by HMRC. 

The amount of VAT collected by HMRC will be calculated in your periodic VAT returns. It will be the difference between the VAT you have paid on purchases and the VAT you have charged on your sales.

If you have charged more VAT then you have paid, you will be liable to pay the difference to HMRC.

If you have paid more VAT on your purchases then you have collected on your sales, you will be able to claim a VAT refund equal to the excess VAT you have paid.

How long does it take to get your VAT number and VAT Certificate?
You should receive your VAT number and your VAT certificate within 30 days of applying to register for VAT. While most businesses receive their VAT details much quicker than this, it depends largely on the circumstances of your VAT registration and any backlog HMRC may be dealing with.
Standard VAT Scheme

This is the most common method used to account for business VAT . You will required to keep a detailed record of all VAT purchases and all VAT sales. This is usually done in an accounting software such as Xero, QuickBooks or Kashflow or you can keep a written record.

On the Standard VAT Scheme you will need to submit a VAT return on a quarterly basis and either pay or claim a refund of VAT on a quarterly basis.

Flat Rate VAT Scheme
  • Under this scheme, you will pay a percentage of your total turnover as VAT. So you do not need to account for VAT on all your purchases which means far less admin work.
  • The Flat Rate Scheme VAT Rate will vary depending on the industry you are working in. See the different VAT Flat Rates available

The only restriction to using the Flat Rate VAT scheme is that your annual turnover cannot exceed £150,000.

Cash Accounting VAT Scheme
Under the Cash Accounting scheme, you will complete returns on a quarterly basis – like the Standard Accounting Scheme. The major difference is that you will be accounting for VAT on the DATE THAT YOU ARE PAID and not the date of the transaction.

This method may be suitable for you if you sell on credit, but offer extended credit terms. This means you will not be liable for VAT until you are actually paid.

However, if you buy on credit you will not be able to claim VAT until you have actually paid for the goods or services.

The other restriction of the Cash Accounting scheme is that, like with Annual Accounting Scheme, businesses with annual turnover above £1.35 million will not be eligible.

Annual Accounting Scheme

The Annual Accounting VAT scheme is the same as the Standard VAT scheme however, instead of submitting quarterly VAT returns, you need to submit annual vat returns. This scheme also involves quarterly VAT payments based on estimations.

Businesses with annual turnover over £1.35 million are not eligible for the annual accounting scheme.

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