In the UK every business with a turnover exceeding £85,000 must register within 12 months. There is a possibility of voluntary VAT registration for entities with lower turnovers.
After registering, a company that sells its products or service must charge VAT on each invoice issued. At the same time, you should keep a VAT record related to the company's purchases (for the company's purposes).
|Rate||% of VAT||What the rate applies to|
|Standard||20%||Most goods and services|
|Reduced rate||5%||Some goods and services, e.g. home energy, child car seats etc.|
|Zero rate||0%||Most food products, children's clothes etc.|
More information on how to calculate VAT, you will find out how to contact us.
|VAT Registration||More than £85.000|
|Registration for distance selling into the UK||More than £70.000|
|Registration for bringing goods into the UK from the EU||More than £85.000|
|Completing simplified EC Sales List||£106.500 or less and sends goods / services to the European Union in the amount of £ 11,000 or less|
The above data is current from 01 April 2015.
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