VAT registration - Registering for VAT

VAT is a tax that many people know about (as we all pay it) but lots of people don’t understand it. As a business owner, you need to decide if you should register for VAT and then ensure your VAT returns online are accurate and on time to avoid penalties.

That’s where dns accountants come in. We can provide all the information and services you need, whether it’s VAT registration, VAT returns or help with your VAT queries.


What does the dns accountants VAT registration and returns service offer?

To the uninitiated VAT may appear a complex tax system that involves a lot of administration and often it can be. dns accountants offer a cost effective VAT registration and returns service to assist businesses with making the right decision as to whether to register for VAT; completing the VAT registration process, and then filing accurate VAT returns on time. Before you make any VAT decisions, it’s best to talk to a dns accountants tax advisor about the advantages and disadvantages of becoming VAT registered.

Why register for VAT?

Deciding whether to register for VAT can be a key decision particularly for business start-ups. Businesses can register voluntarily, but whether it is advantageous to register is a crucial management decision. Businesses must register within 30 days if turnover exceeds £90,000 in the previous 12 months, similarly if turnover is expected to exceed £90,000 in the following 30 days, the business must notify HMRC within 30 days of the date the threshold is expected to be exceeded.

Advantages VAT registration

It may be advantageous to register for VAT voluntarily to take advantage of things such as repayments of VAT because when you’re registered you can charge VAT on business taxable supplies and goods (output tax) and you can reclaim VAT on your business purchases (input tax). If more input tax has been paid than output tax, HMRC will refund the difference. This can be useful at the start of a business when most business purchases are made.

Being VAT registered may also offer your business more credibility, and if your supplies are zero rated, you can still reclaim VAT on the business purchases, resulting in a refund from HMRC.

Disadvantages VAT registration

BUT this must be weighed up against the increased workload because once VAT is registered, your business must account for output tax on all taxable supplies, keep proper VAT records and accounts, and send in VAT returns when requested to do so by HMRC.

Why do would I choose the dns accountants VAT registration and returns service?

Here at dns accountants we can help you come to a decision about whether to register or not. Then we’ll manage the whole VAT registration for you. After registration, we’ll take on the increased administration for you and keep ahead of changing VAT regulations, calculate your VAT liability, and complete your VAT return online Our no penalty guarantee means that dns accountants will ensure you never face a penalty for late submission, inaccuracy, or late payment.

What are the advantages of VAT registration and returns service?

Here at dns accountants we have a team of tax and VAT specialists that will advise you from start to finish and deal with HMRC for you at every step of the process: registration, correspondence from HMRC, filing VAT returns, dealing with queries, and keeping up with the complexities of VAT regulation.

How to register for VAT

Sign up is simple, but before we just sign you up for the VAT registration service, we’ll collect information on the business and then advise you as to whether your business undergo VAT registration process or not. Then we’ll apply for VAT registration on your behalf, HMRC respond with registration, and then the dns accountants VAT team will continue to work with you on your VAT returns.

How much does the dns accountants VAT registration process and VAT returns service cost?

We offer this service at a very reasonable price, and new businesses may take advantage of our company formation package that includes VAT registration service. For full details on prices please check our packages section.


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Fast & easy
Our process is totally streamlined, fast and efficient and a lot easier than doing your own VAT return.
Fixed price
Our VAT returns service is cheap and gives you excellent value for money, compared to doing your own.
No penalty guarantee
We’ll ensure you never face a penalty for late submission, inaccuracy, or late payment.
Tax efficiency
Your account manager will assess if you are on the most beneficial VAT scheme and give you advice.
Ensure compliance
Our software is HMRC recognised to support Making Tax Digital (MTD) for VAT, so you’ll always be compliant.
Regular reviews
You’ll get regular VAT reviews by one of our experts.

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