VAT Registration Service

VAT Registration Assistance

We’ll email you the registration form to complete. Once emailed back to us, it is thoroughly checked and approved before being submitted to HMRC. Once the application has been submitted to HMRC, it takes around 4-6 weeks to be processed. As soon as your application has been approved by HMRC, we’ll send you your VAT Registration Number.

What identification documentation do I need to provide?

Company directors based in the UK must provide their National Insurance number. If you are a non-UK resident you must supply 3 items of documentary evidence as proof of identity. These 3 items must be:

  • 1 copy of government-issued photo identification, such as a passport, photo driver’s licence or national identity card, and
  • 2 copies of correspondence which includes your name and address, such as a recent utility bill (unfortunately bank statements and mobile phone bills cannot be accepted).
VAT Registration Service FAQ

Company VAT Registration FAQs

When is VAT registration compulsory?

If your company’s taxable turnover exceeds £85,000 for the past 12 months, or is expected to exceed that amount in the next 30 days, you must register for VAT.

What happens if I've made a mistake on my application?

If your form is incomplete or contains any errors, a member from our friendly team will contact you to obtain the correct information. Only once all relevant sections of the form are accurate will it be sent to HMRC.

Why register for VAT?

If your business sells or provides taxable supplies to another business or non-business customer, you must be registered to charge Value Added Tax (VAT) when your turnover exceeds the VAT threshold of £85,000 within 12 months.

If you are not VAT-registered, you are not able to reclaim any VAT charges that you pay when you purchase goods or services from another VAT-registered business.

Does this service work for sole traders?

The VAT assistance service is for companies Limited (Ltd) by shares only.