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[1 Oct 2010 | No Comment | ]

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All VAT returns must now be submitted on line

HM Revenue & Customs introduced new rules in April 2010 which require businesses to submit their VAT returns online. To make the situation more complicated, the VAT bit of the combined HM Revenue & Customs is not accepting the same authorisation process as the rest of the Revenue!
As much as we would like to do this for you, we cannot, because it requires a Government …

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[29 Dec 2009 | No Comment | ]

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VAT rate updated to 17.5%

With effect from 1 Jan 2010 the VAT rate returns to the once customary level of 17.5%. It was temporarily reduced to 15% on 1 Dec 2008 as part of the government’s financial stimulus.
All VAT registered businesses will need to charge VAT at 17.5% when appropriate on invoices raised from 1 Jan 2010.
VAT returns on line – soon to be compulsory

In their recent VAT update leaflet, HM Revenue & Customs have told us that all …

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[9 Jun 2009 | No Comment | ]

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Doing things electronically – VAT on line
Log in to the Government Gateway here http://www.gateway.gov.uk/
If you don’t have a Government Gateway account yet, you can create one by following this report. If you do have one, continue working on this page.
 

If you cannot see “Submit VAT Returns” under your list of enrolled services go back to our earlier “set up” report. If your screen looks like the image above then continue following this page.

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[8 Jun 2009 | One Comment | ]

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Doing things electronically – VAT on line

As a result of Government initiatives, particularly in 2007, a number of services can be accessed over the web provided that you have a Government Gateway username and password. It’s often a two tier system which relies on first having a Government Gateway account and then subscribing to other services.
Setting up a Government Gateway Account
Visit http://www.gateway.gov.uk/ and select Register.
It will take a few days to have everything in place and for confirmation to …