VAT registration thresholds

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VAT registration thresholds

HMRC’s VAT Notice 700/1: should I be registered for VAT? has recently been updated. The update reflects the fact that the taxable turnover threshold, that determines whether businesses should be registered for VAT has been frozen at £85,000 from 1 April 2019. In addition, the taxable turnover threshold that determines whether businesses can apply for deregistration remains at £83,000.

It was confirmed as part of the Autumn Budget 2018 measures that the taxable turnover registration and deregistration thresholds will be frozen at the current rates until 31 March 2022.

Businesses are required to register for VAT if they meet either of the following two conditions:

  1. At the end of any month, the value of the taxable supplies made in the past 12 months or less has exceeded £85,000; or
  2. At any time, there are reasonable grounds for believing that the value of taxable supplies to be made in the next 30 days alone will exceed £85,000.

The registration and deregistration threshold for relevant acquisitions from other EU Member States is also £85,000.

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