VAT Helpline Number Contact – 0870 025 0118
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What is VAT?
Value Added Tax, (VAT) is a tax levied on all services and goods purchased in the UK. It was introduced in 1973 and is one of the largest sources of government revenue. VAT is paid to the government by the trader or seller who charges and collects the VAT on behalf of HMRC (HM Revenue and Customs). The standard rate of tax for most goods is 20%, but the rate is less for certain essential items such as food, children’s clothing, and domestic fuel. You don’t have to pay VAT on certain services and goods if you’re disabled or have a long-term illness. Contact the VAT helpline for more information.
Call HMRC for help using or registering for any VAT online services by calling our VAT Helpline number on 0870 025 0118.
You usually submit a VAT Return to HMRC every 3 months and this period of time is known as your ‘accounting period’ and includes totals of your sales and purchases, the amount of VAT you owe and the amount of VAT you can reclaim. You must submit a VAT Return even if you have no VAT to pay or reclaim.
How to Pay Your VAT?
You’ll usually need to pay your VAT bill by the deadline shown on your VAT return. Make sure your payment will reach HM Revenue and Customs’ (HMRC) bank account by the deadline. If the deadline falls on a weekend or bank holiday, your payment must arrive in HMRC’s bank account on the last working day before this date.
You have to submit a final VAT Return when you cancel your VAT registration and this can usually be done online using your VAT online account.
Contact the VAT helpline number if you have questions about VAT for your charity as charities don’t pay VAT on some goods and services. You must register for VAT if your charity’s VAT taxable turnover is more than £82,000.
Contact HMRC for help with all general VAT enquiries. You will need to have your VAT registration number and postcode ready when you call.
VAT Helpline Contact Centers and Customer Service
VAT officers can visit your business to inspect your VAT records and make sure you’re paying or reclaiming the right amount of VAT and will usually contact you to arrange a visit. They normally give you 7 days’ notice and will confirm the information they’ll want to see and advise if they want to inspect your premises. You can ask them to delay the visit. However, they can also visit without an appointment. It is essentials records are kept up-to-date. Contact the VAT helpline number if you would like further information about the way records are expected to be kept and the information we may request to see. HMRC can visit your business to inspect your record keeping and charge you a penalty if your records are not in order.
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