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Records

Each taxable person must keep:
- business accounting records
- copies of all VAT invoices issued
- all VAT invoices received
- documentation relating to all imports and exports and documentation relating to all EC acquisitions and dispatches of goods
- credit notes, debit notes and similar
- a VAT account
All must be kept for a minimum of 6 years

2

The VAT Account

The VAT account must be divided into separate parts for the different prescribed accounting periods for which the business makes VAT returns. Each part must then be sub-divided into a VAT payable and VAT allowable portion

3

VAT Payable Portion

Each return period should show:
- output tax due on all sales made in the period
- any earlier output tax errors discovered during the period
- any increases or decreases in output tax which have arisen during the period from changes in the consideration for supplies
- any other adjustments to output tax required

4

VAT Allowable Portion

Each return period should show:
- input tax allowable for the period on all supplies in the period
- if any earlier input tax errors were discovered during the period, then any adjustments should be shown
- any increases or decreases in input tax arising during the period from changes in the consideration for supplies received
- any other adjustments to input tax required

5

VAT Invoices

Most important document. Must met all conditions specified by HMRC if input tax is to be recovered by purchaser.
HMRC allow the issue of retailer invoices in certain circumstances (where the supplier is a retailer and the value of the supply including VAT is less than £250)

6

VAT Invoices Cont.

Must be issued within 30 days after the tax point

7

VAT Returns

VAT 100 must be filed in each AP. A prescribed AP usually 3 months. Must be submitted electronically.
Deadline is one month and 7 days, same applies to payment.

8

Electronic Payment

One of:
- online payment or telephone banking
- online debit or credit card using BillPay
- BACS
- CHAPS
- Bank Giro Credit transfer