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VAT surcharge reasonable excuse letter
Reasonable excuse letterHMRC has a wide range of penalties available to it. Many of these can be reduced while others can be removed completely where you have a reasonable excuse for the action which gave rise to the penalty. Having a reasonable excuseMost of the penalties imposed by HMRC will be cancelled... Read more
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Type: Letter
Schedule of pre-registration expenditure
If you trade before you register for VAT, you could claim input tax going back up to four years.Pre-trading expenditureIt is possible for you to reclaim some of the VAT you incur before you register on the first VAT return (when you eventually do). VAT can be reclaimed on pre-registration purchases of... Read more
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Type: Form
Letter requesting partial exemption special method
Could your partially exempt business be paying excessive VAT when you consider how the different activities really contribute to general costs? Use this letter to ask for a unique method of apportionment to achieve a more fair calculation for your business.General ruleIf you make both taxable and exempt... Read more
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Type: Letter
VAT appeal letter
If you disagree with a VAT assessment or decision made by HMRC, you can, in most cases, appeal against it or ask for HMRC for a review to consider cancelling the appeal. An appeal should always be made in writing and usually within 30 days of the date of the assessment or decision.Resolving disagreementsFirst... Read more
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Type: Letter
VAT online filing checklist
If you miss the deadline for submitting your return or paying your VAT, you may be liable to pay a surcharge. Our checklist will help you avoid this type of trouble.Online submissionSince 1 April 2012 all businesses with a few exceptions, essentially insolvent traders and those whose religious beliefs... Read more
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Type: Checklist
Authority letter to HMRC
If you want someone, for example your accountant or a friend, to communicate with HMRC on your behalf, you must put this in writing. If you don't, he won't be prepared to discuss your VAT or other tax affairs with anyone but you. Getting around a confidentiality issueHMRC isn't allowed to reveal confidential... Read more
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Type: Letter
Letter withdrawing from flat rate scheme
If you use the flat rate scheme (FRS), you can leave it voluntarily at any time by writing a simple letter to HMRC.FRSIf you operate the FRS, you are free to leave it and change to standard VAT reporting at any time. You might do this if your input tax has increased, meaning the FRS leaves you worse... Read more
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Type: Letter