How do I register for standard rate VAT?

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Chris Andreou

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How do I register for standard rate VAT?How do I register for standard rate VAT?

Most businesses can register for VAT online, or appoint an accountant or agent to complete your registration and deal with HMRC.

There are certain instances where you must register by post. You should use the form VAT1 if you want to apply for a ‘registration exception', are joining the Agricultural Flat Rate Scheme or if you're registering the divisions or business units of a body corporate under separate VAT numbers.

Refer to the HMRC website for information on when you need to register by post using the form VAT1A, VAT1B or VAT1C.

Most businesses can register for VAT online, or appoint an accountant or agent to complete your registration and deal with HMRC.

There are certain instances where you must register by post. You should use the form VAT1 if you want to apply for a ‘registration exception’, are joining the Agricultural Flat Rate Scheme or if you’re registering the divisions or business units of a body corporate under separate VAT numbers.

Refer to the HMRC website for information on when you need to register by post using the form VAT1A, VAT1B or VAT1C.

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