This guide sets out how to sign up for VAT online services, which is the first step to submitting your VAT Return online. It explains how the registration and enrolment process works, and lists the other things you can do online.
Since April 2010 most VAT-registered businesses have been required to submit their VAT Returns online and pay any VAT due electronically. HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has, from 1 April 2012, extended this requirement to virtually all VAT-registered businesses, apart from a very small number who are exempt from submitting their VAT Returns online.
The VAT Online service is a quick, convenient, reliable and secure way of taking care of many of your VAT tasks.