Your quick guide to VAT in the UK

Need to make a start with VAT? Don’t worry. It involves a little extra admin, but millions of businesses manage just fine. You will too with this guide.

Introducing VAT

Find out what VAT is, and what it means for your business.

Learn what it is, how it works, and when it applies.

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Find out if you need to register and how to do it.

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Understand how to charge VAT to your customers.

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You can claim VAT back. Find out when.

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How to work out what you owe (if anything).

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What HMRC expects you to do.

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An intro to tools and professionals who can help.

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This guide is intended as general information only. Always check with a professional for advice.

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