Posted 4 years ago by AccountsPortal Gidon
There are 2 main ways to register for VAT in the UK; Online or via the Post.
Applying online makes the process quicker, easier and more secure; and applying in this way also makes you eligible to submit your VAT returns via the web.
How to Register for VAT Online
Before using any of the HMRC online services, you will need to create a Government Gateway account. Bear in mind that a separate account is required for each business you wish to register. Once your username and password has been confirmed, you simply complete the VAT registration via the HMRC website and your application is processed.
When to Use a Paper Application for VAT Registration
There are certain circumstances when a company is not eligible for online VAT registration, and you will have to send your application via the post. This is primarily for companies who:
In these cases, contact HMRC directly and the relevant forms will be sent to you for completion.