As ever, the Budget didn’t appear too interesting in terms of VAT changes. Indeed I came across a headline indicating that there would be no changes to VAT. Look a bit further though, and there were quite a few changes, although admittedly nothing to get anybody terribly worked up about. VAT registration limit goes up… Read More


Yes, here it comes again – a vitriolic attack on HMRC.  And no apologies for this. A few weeks ago, I was asked to help out a client who was getting some grief from HMRC about some outstanding returns – and about £70k allegedly owing.  I duly wrote to HMRC, on 19 February 2010, but… Read More


I’ve thus far resisted the temptation to turn this blog into a Mr Angry column, but I’ve got to record an element of displeasure about an article about listed buildings that appeared in the Sunday Times a couple of weeks ago.  It contained an incorrect statement about VAT, attributed to me. A few days before… Read More


For most businesses, VAT returns have to be completed and submitted together with electronic payment after 1 April 2010. Existing VAT registered businesses with turnover less than £100k can continue to submit paper returns, and can still pay by cheque. However, HMRC are going to make this a touch more difficult, as they now insist… Read More