HMRC Advice and Resources - VAT Return
HMRC have published some resources to help businesses file their VAT return. Nearly all VAT registered businesses must file their VAT returns online, and any payments due must be paid electronically too.
Even if you don’t have any VAT to pay, you still need to complete a ‘nil’ VAT return, so it’s important you have an online account with HMRC. You can register and enrol to their Online Services at by clicking Register, then New Users.
HMRC have created a video guide to show you how to submit your VAT return online, which you can view below:
They have also created an interactive e-learning package which guides you through charging and reclaiming VAT, accounting schemes, VAT returns and more, with links in each section to show you where to fill out relevant forms online.
As a more detailed resource, HMRC has designed three advanced toolkits for tax agents and advisers which could also be of use for anyone wanting detailed information on completing their VAT return. They focus on providing certainty that returns are accurate and complete, and contain checklists to help you get everything right. You can access the toolkits by clicking on the links below:
For further help, please contact our member helpline on 0845 305 4230.