VAT Registration Thresholds

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Our tax preparation specialists tell you all about HMRC’s VAT thresholds

At DSR Tax Refunds Ltd, we know that working out whether your business is liable for VAT can be a tricky task. That’s why our experts want to help make life as easy as possible for you by sharing our specialist knowledge with you. So, whether you are wanting more information about VAT or need to know about charitable tax relief, our handy guides are here to help. All our information is based on HMRC sources, so you can rest assured that these guides are filled with helpful and accurate information.

What are the VAT thresholds?

The following VAT thresholds have been in place since 1st April 2017:

Circumstance Threshold
VAT registration VAT taxable turnover more than £85,000
Registration for distance selling into the UK More than £70,000
Registration for bringing goods into the UK from the EU More than £85,000
De-registration threshold VAT taxable turnover of less than £83,000
Completing simplified EC Sales List £106,500 or less and supplies to EU countries of £11,000 or less

Further explanation of some of those circumstances is detailed below:

What are the thresholds for VAT Accounting Schemes?

The following thresholds for VAT accounting schemes have been in place since 1st April 2017:

VAT accounting scheme Threshold to join scheme Threshold to leave scheme
Flat Rate Scheme £150,000 or less More than £230,000
Cash Accounting Scheme £1.35 million or less More than £1.6 million
Annual Accounting Scheme £1.35 million or less More than £1.6 million

These thresholds refer to the VAT taxable turnover. VAT Retail Schemes have different thresholds.

Further explanation of some of those circumstances is detailed below:

How can DSR Tax Refunds Ltd help?

We know that working out your VAT can be really confusing – there’s so much to consider and that’s before you start working out the different rate thresholds. Our friendly team of tax specialists at DSR Tax Refunds Ltd are on hand to help make life easier for you. We’re the experts at identifying your maximum allowable expenses so call us on 0330 122 9972 – we’re the tax experts you can trust. 

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