This section contains introductory guides to the often very complex area of VAT.

VAT - a summary
A general overview of the principles of VAT.
Group VAT registration
Advantages and disadvantages of VAT grouping.
Recovering VAT on staff expenses
How to reclaim VAT on supplies made to your employees.
VAT - annual accounting scheme
A guide to the annual accounting scheme.
VAT - bad debt relief
The conditions and requirements of claiming VAT relief on bad debts.
VAT - cash accounting
A guide to the cash accounting scheme.
VAT do's and don'ts
Key actions to take and traps to avoid.
VAT - flat rate scheme
A guide to the simplified scheme for small businesses.
VAT - how to survive the enforcement powers
Making sure you comply with the rules.