Category Archives: VAT Registration

How does a Limited Company get a Unique Tax Reference?

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Once a limited company has been formed, Companies House will notify HMRC of the company’s incorporation. Roughly three weeks after the formation HMRC will mail a letter to the registered office explaining what the company needs to do next, in this letter you will find the “Unique Tax Reference” or “UTR”. If you do not receive this letter simply contact your local tax office and request that they resend it.

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Can I upgrade my Company Formation Package?

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company formationUnfortunately we are unable to upgrade company formation packages once they have been purchased. However, you can still pick up the various extra services that we offer post company formation. Click the below links to go to each services dedicated page:

Duplicate Certificate of Incorporation
Registered Office
Annual Return Preparation and Filing Service
Bound Memorandum & Articles of Association
VAT Registration Service
Virtual Office Service

It’s not only our packages that you can benefit from. All of our services here at Made Simple Group are ready and waiting to be used.

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Let us help with Company Tax Registration

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tax registrationLast Updated: 11/09/2014

Our existing customers and regular blog readers will already know that it’s not just limited company formations we can help with, we also offer a number of services useful to limited companies.

One area where we offer help is company tax registration. We know that some people find all things tax related a bit of a headache, that’s why we offer the following:

• PAYE Registration
• VAT Registration Assistance

To buy one of these service or for more information click here:
Company Tax Registration

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What Are the Pros and Cons of Registering for VAT?

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Updated on 18/08/2014

VAT Registration

VAT Registration

PROS • You will be able to recover VAT on your purchases. • The VAT you can recover will not just be from the date you register for VAT but will include any VAT you have suffered on goods or assets purchased 3 years prior to registering for VAT, providing they are still on hand at the time of registration and that you have the evidence of this such as an invoice. • For VAT on services incurred prior to starting a limited company, these can be recovered up to 6 months prior to the VAT registration. The services have to be for business purposes and you must keep an invoice. • There is generally a considered view that there is an element of credibility in being registered for VAT. If your customers see you as a limited company not VAT registered, they may well think the business is not large enough to service them properly.

Registering for VAT

Registering for VAT

CONS • VAT is extremely complicated. • You will have to keep careful VAT records and accounts. • You will have to send in regular VAT Returns. • You may well be subject to a higher level of scrutiny by HM Revenue & Customs. • You may well need additional accounting assistance on VAT issues. • VAT on petrol is an added complication. This post was brought to you by Claudia Graham at Companies Made Simple

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