Register a Limited Company for VAT

Easily register your company for VAT with our VAT registration services and save yourself time

What is VAT?
Value Added Tax (VAT) refers to a consumption tax that is added to products and services. If you are a VAT-registered company, you must include VAT in the price of your products and services. This tax is collected on behalf of the HMRC. This means that you are entitled to reclaim the VAT that you have been charged by other companies.

While companies with a taxable turnover that exceeds the VAT threshold (currently £83,000) are required to be VAT registered, companies with a turnover that’s below the VAT threshold can still register their company for VAT. 

Why Register Your Limited Company for VAT?
Up to 50% of applications to HMRC are rejected and therefore, delayed due to errors. Save yourself time and fussy admin with our VAT registration assistance. Our experienced team will ensure your application is complete and correct. 

Register your limited company for VAT and reap the benefits of being a VAT-registered company. Some suppliers and clients prefer to work with VAT-registered companies as they make the company appear larger and more renowned. 

IMPORTANT: The VAT assistance service is for companies limited by shares only. As a default, we will process applications as Standard VAT Applications. We can process Flat Rate VAT Registrations but this will need to be requested when submitting your information.

How It Works:

  1. Pick your package 
  2. We’ll email you the registration form to complete 
  3. Once emailed back to us, we will thoroughly check it, approve all the details, and submit it to HMRC.
  • 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.

    IMPORTANT: The VAT assistance service is for companies Limited by shares only. As a default we will process applications as Standard VAT Applications. We can process Flat Rate VAT Registrations but this will need to be requested when submitting your information.

    £49.99 +VAT

    £49.99 +VAT

  • VAT & PAYE Registration Assistance Bundle

    VAT & PAYE Registration Assistance combined in a single product for a special price. NB. Service only available to customers with a valid UK NI Number.

    £89.99 +VAT

    £89.99 +VAT

Our Frequently Asked Questions

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Still have questions? Call us on 020 7608 5500 or contact us and our team will assist you. 

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 £90,000 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 thus could be a reason to voluntarily register prior to reaching the threshold.

The business address refers to your actual trading address and cannot be our address (20 Wenlock Road, N1 7GU), even if you currently have a registered office service with us. 

You must enter in where you actually conduct your business from generally. This will not be on a public register. 

Non-UK residents can register for VAT for their UK company. If you have a foreign Tax ID 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).

We can register your company for the Flat Rate scheme if eligible. Check here to see if your company meets the criteria. If eligible, please place an order for the VAT Registration Assistance service. We will then email you the application form to complete. Please clearly indicate that you would like to be registered for the flat rate scheme within the application. Otherwise, your company will be registered for the standard rate by default.

The VAT flat rate scheme is an alternative way for small businesses to work out how much VAT to pay to HMRC each quarter. With this scheme you pay a fixed rate of VAT to HMRC of your VAT inclusive turnover. The actual percentage you use depends on your type of business. Check here for the percentage.

You keep the difference between what you charge your customers and pay to HMRC but you can’t reclaim the VAT on your purchases - except for certain capital assets over £2000. To join the scheme your VAT turnover must be £150,000 or less (excluding VAT).

We'll email you the application form which you will need to complete and e-mail back to us. Once we have checked over your form, we will submit your application online. We will then e-mail you HMRC's Acknowledgement Reference Number as confirmation of submission. It takes around 4-6 weeks for HMRC to process. Once your application has been successful, you will receive a VAT registration certificate with your VAT registration number.

If you intend to hire employees, including yourself, you will need to register as an employer with HMRC. The system used by HMRC is referred to as 'Pay As You Earn' (PAYE) and collects Income Tax and National Insurance Contributions (NICs) from eligible employees. If you wish to pay yourself a salary, you will need to be PAYE registered. 

When filling out the online form, you will need to provide your contact details as well as the following information:

  • Business trading address
  • Description of what the company does
  • The number of employees (can be just the director)
  • When the first pay day will be
  • Whether the pay will come to more than £390 per month
  • If they are sub-contractors
  • The director's name and National Insurance number

Once you have completed our online form and it has been approved by us, we will submit an application to HMRC on your behalf. Then, once you've been successfully registered as an employer by HMRC, you'll receive a letter in the post with your PAYE reference as well as a link for a guide to help get you started with reporting payroll.

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