Helpful tips How do I find out who a VAT number belongs to?

How do I find out who a VAT number belongs to?

How do I find out who a VAT number belongs to?

For the UK you can ring the HMRC helpline (VAT Helpline: 0845 010 9000 open 8.00 am to 8.00 pm Monday to Friday) or use a mathematical check that the number is correct. To check that a UK VAT number is valid you should first check that it is 9 digits long.

Can you reinstate a VAT number?

Therefore, immediate reinstatement using the original VAT number is permitted. Where we include the turnover for the previous period of registration, the earliest the person could be liable to re-register is the end of the month of deregistration with the registration date a month and a day later.

How long is a VAT certificate valid for?

4 years
The current rules (2016) allow you to claim for 4 years on goods (still in use in the business) and 6 months for services. You must have the original VAT receipt and the claim must be made on your first VAT return.

Can you check a VAT number online?

the British Government launched an online service for checking UK VAT numbers. This service is available in English and Welsh and you can check the validity of a UK VAT number. Another feature that this service provides is the name and registration address of the business the VAT number is registered to.

How do I activate my VAT number?

Online VAT Registration Procedure:

  1. Log on to your state VAT website and click on the registration tab.
  2. Add information and attach documents as request for your company.
  3. You may be allocated a temporary VAT registration number.
  4. Once the verification is done you will be allocated your Permanent VAT registration number.

How do I check my VAT certificate online?

How to view your VAT certificate online

  1. Scroll down to the VAT section (Making Tax Digital for VAT) Click on “View your VAT account”
  2. Scroll to the ‘Manage VAT Section’ Click on ‘View VAT Certificate’
  3. (Optional) Print your VAT certificate. Scroll down and click the button ‘Print Certificate’

Can I register for VAT if my turnover is below the threshold?

VAT fact. Businesses in the UK need to register for VAT only if their annual taxable turnover in the last 12 months or the next 30 days is greater than the VAT threshold. If your annual turnover is below the threshold, you can still voluntarily register for VAT. The decision is totally up to you.