Simplified de minimis VAT tests for partial exemption

With effect from VAT periods or VAT years starting on or after 1 April 2010, two new, optional de minimis tests will be introduced to save certain partly exempt businesses the need to carry out complicated and time-consuming calculations.

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Deregistering from VAT

Deregistration from VAT is usually a fairly straightforward process. However, there are some important aspects to bear in mind which, if misunderstood, could prove costly.

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VAT returns and payments are going online

Businesses need to be aware that significant changes to the way that VAT returns are filed and payments are made will be coming into effect very soon.

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New business regulations come into effect this April

Each year, the government introduces regulatory changes affecting businesses on two common commencement dates. These dates are 6 April and 1 October.

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VAT Return Date

Call for Budget to 'review' flat rate VAT

The government has been urged to look at the issue of flat rate VAT charges in the forthcoming Budget.

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Complicated tax rules 'stifle' business growth

Three out of four small firms would be better placed to develop their businesses if the tax regime were simpler, a new survey has claimed.

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Revenue and Customs briefs from 2007 and 2008 re-issued

On 12 January 2010, HMRC saw fit to re-issue a number of Revenue & Customs Briefs originally issued in 2007 and 2008.

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