VAT

Calls for VAT rise to be pushed back

Businesses are unhappy over government plans to stick to its original timetable on the return to the old standard rate of VAT.

VAT accounts for almost half of delayed business taxes

Firms have delayed paying £1 billion of VAT after reaching agreements with HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) under the Business Payment Support Service.

Businesses reschedule £2.5 billion in tax payments

The amount of tax which small firms have asked to delay paying under the government’s Business Payment Support Service has risen to £2.5 billion.

Late payment a problem, VAT cut of little help, say businesses

A new survey has revealed that for many firms delays in invoice settlement are on the increase, while the reduction of the VAT rate has not been effective in tackling the downturn in business.

Important issues to remember when deregistering from VAT

Deregistration from VAT is often a fairly straightforward process. However, there are some important aspects to bear in mind which, if misunderstood, could prove costly.

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