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    Value added tax - Registering for VAT - 76000

    All persons who are in business and make or intend to make taxable supplies (¶75045) of goods and services in the UK may be liable, or entitled, to register for VAT. VAT registration may be...

    Value added tax - Supplies - Time of supply - Specific rules for certain services - Continuous supplies of services - 77640

    Special rules apply where services are supplied over a period of time and under terms that provide for the consideration to be determined, or payable, periodically or from time to time. These...

    Value added tax - Routine VAT - Bad debts - Suppliers - Amount of the claim - VAT calculated on the profit margin - 81425

    If the VAT on the supply was calculated on the basis of the profit margin, the bad debt relief available is the VAT element of the outstanding profit element of the supply. Traders using the second-hand...

    Value added tax - Routine VAT - Cash accounting scheme - Special situations - Outsourcing debt collection - 81615

    Where the debts of a business are collected by an agent, VAT must be accounted for in the period in which the agent receives the payment. VAT is due on the full amount received by the agent from...

    Value added tax - Special accounting methods - Flat rate scheme - Operating the scheme - Limited cost trader - 83115

    The following table shows the rates applicable to the various business sectors defined by HMRC. Category of business carried on Flat rate % Accountancy or book-keeping 14.5 Advertising 11 Agricultural...

    Value added tax - Cross-border transactions - Goods outside the EU - Exports - Zero-rating - Use of agents - 85930

    Both the exporter and the overseas recipient may appoint an agent (such as a freight forwarder, airline, shipping company or other person) to act on their behalf by handling the export transaction and...

    Value added tax - Administration - Reporting - Authorised agents - 87120

    HMRC will only release confidential information about a business to an agent, such as an accountant or business advisor, if appropriate authorisation is sent to HMRC. 1. A trader who wishes to authorise...

    authority letter to HMRC

    Authority letter to HMRCIf you want someone, for example your accountant or a friend, to communicate with HMRC on your behalf, you must put this in writing. If you don't, he won't be prepared...