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VAT voluntary disclosure of error letter

VAT voluntary disclosure of error letterIf you discover an error on a VAT return, you will need to correct it. In most cases this can be done simply by amending your next return, but where the error results in an increase in your VAT liability you sh... Read more

VAT surcharge reasonable excuse letter

Reasonable excuse letterHMRC has a wide range of penalties available to it. Many of these can be reduced while others can be removed completely where you have a reasonable excuse for the action which gave rise to the penalty. Having a reasonable excu... Read more

VAT - request for a written ruling

VAT - request for a written rulingIf you have a VAT problem and can't find the answer in any of HMRC's published guidance, you can ask it for a written ruling. However, HMRC is often reluctant to provide one and it usually directs you to its guidance. ... Read more

VAT return checklist

VAT return checklistMaking a mistake on your VAT return will result in under or overpaying VAT. This might mean losing out on VAT you can reclaim or underpaying which can result in financial penalties. Our VAT return checklist can help you reduce err... Read more

Request for HMRC VAT internal review letter

Request for HMRC VAT internal review letterHMRC operates a VAT internal review system to resolve disputes without the time or expenses involved with a formal appeal. If you wish to use this facility you should apply in writing to HMRC within 30 days ... Read more

Letter to HMRC - problems with online filing

Letter to HMRC  - problems with online filingIf you've missed the deadline for submitting your VAT return online (or paying your VAT electronically), you might be let off the hook where you can show this was caused by IT problems.Explain whyIf you we... Read more

VAT online filing checklist

VAT online filing checklistIf you miss the deadline for submitting your return or paying your VAT, you may be liable to pay a surcharge. Our checklist will help you avoid this type of trouble.Online submissionSince 1 April 2012 all businesses with a ... Read more

VAT option to tax covering letter

Option to tax letterRenting out land or buildings is usually exempt from VAT. This means you don't charge VAT to your tenants. The downside is that you might not be entitled to reclaim VAT on your property running expenses. By "opting to tax" the proper... Read more

VAT invoice checklist

VAT invoice checklistVAT regulations require that all registered businesses issue invoices which contain various pieces of information and details.Valid VAT invoicesIf you are registered for VAT, valid invoices are important for two main reasons:you ... Read more

VAT appeal letter

VAT appeal letterIf you disagree with a VAT assessment or decision made by HMRC, you can, in most cases, appeal against it or ask for HMRC for a review to consider cancelling the appeal. An appeal should always be made in writing and usually within 3... Read more
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