When to register for VAT


Do you need to register for VAT? Just answer a series of simple questions with yes/no answers. Most people will be able to find out the answer in less than five minutes.

If you do need to register, you'll be given links to the forms you need to fill in on the HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) website. At any step along the way you can correct an earlier answer.

If you already know you need to register, answering these questions will help you to find the correct forms for your particular business circumstances.

If you already know which forms you need, you can download them from the HMRC website using the links on the right hand side of this screen.

Go straight to the first question.

Important: this tool does not apply to businesses based outside the UK.

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HM Revenue & Customs