HMRC assistance with online VAT
HMRC is hosting a number of free events to assist taxpayers register and submit VAT returns online. There will be a number of HMRC employees at each of the locations who will demonstrate how to enrol for VAT Online and other online services.
It is very important that most businesses enrol for VAT Online as with effect from 1 April 2010, all VAT registered businesses with a turnover exceeding £100,000 and all newly VAT registered businesses must file VAT returns and make payments online.
VAT registered businesses can file VAT returns using HMRC’s free online software or using commercially produced software. In either case, businesses must firstly register and enroll for the VAT Online service in order to submit a VAT Return online.
The schedule for events between February and May 2010 is as follows:
23 February – London Ealing, 24 February – London Epsom, 1 March – Brighton, 2 March -Leicester, 9 March – Durham, 10 March – London West Ham, 11 March – Derby, 16 March – Exeter, 24 March – Plymouth, 25 March – Truro, 30 March – Tunbridge Wells, 31 March – Winchester, 21 April – Chorley, 27 April – Reading, 28 April – Portsmouth/Southampton, 5 May – Carmarthen.
Further information and a booking form can be obtained by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The email title should include the name of the venue you are interested in attending and the words ‘VAT Online Event’.