Posted 2 years ago by Alison
From 1 October 2021, the VAT rate for businesses in the tourism and hospitality sector will increase to 12.5% as the sector transitions from the reduced rate of 5%.
Fortunately, managing this change in AccountsPortal is quick and easy. All UK-based companies are created with the required 12.5% VAT rates, which you can start using immediately.
To check that you're ready, navigate to Settings, then click the Tax Rates link - you should see 12.5% Income rate (with a Tax Type of Sales) and a 12.5% Expense Rate with a Tax Type of (Purchases) listed in the Tax Rates table.
If either of the new rates are missing, you can add them manually in just a couple of clicks. In the Tax Rates section, simply click Add New Tax Rate, specify the name and 12.5% rate and whether it's a sales or purchase tax. Save the changes, and you're done.
Remember, you only need to add these rates if they don't already exist.
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