Form

Register for VAT

Register for VAT if you're starting a new business, registering your existing business or taking over an existing business. Use the online service or VAT1 form.

Documents

Register for VAT online

Use this form if you can’t register online (VAT1)

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Application for registration (VAT1 notes)

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Details

Use VAT1 if you’re starting a new business, registering your existing business or taking over an existing business. You can register using either:

  • the online service
  • the VAT1 form, you’ll need to print this then fill in by hand and post

Most businesses can register online, including partnerships and a group of companies registering under one VAT number.

Postal forms

For all standard registration applications, send your completed form to:

HMRC VAT Registration Service
Crown House
Birch Street
Wolverhampton
West Midlands
WV1 4JX

For applications to register a VAT group, or if you wish to keep the previous owner’s VAT Registration Number, send your completed form to:

HMRC VAT Registration Service
Imperial House
77 Victoria Street
Grimsby
DN31 1DB

Log in to use VAT online services Log in to your HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) online account to submit your VAT Return. You can also view your VAT account and access other VAT online services.

VAT: application for registration - distance selling (VAT1A)
Use form VAT1A to register your business for distance selling into the UK.

VAT: application for registration - acquisitions (VAT1B)
Use form VAT 1B to register for UK VAT if you make acquisitions of goods from other EU states and bring those goods into the UK.

VAT: registration notification (VAT1C)
Use form VAT 1C to register for VAT if you are making supplies of 8th or 13th Directive goods.

VAT: appointment of tax representative (VAT1TR)
Use form VAT 1TR if you engage in distance selling into the UK and want to appoint a UK tax representative.

VAT: partnership details (VAT2)
Use form VAT2 to provide details of partners when you register a partnership for VAT.

VAT: application for VAT group treatment (VAT50)
Use form VAT50 to apply for VAT group treatment or to add companies to an existing VAT group.

VAT: application for VAT group treatment - company details (VAT51)
When registering or amending a VAT group using form VAT50 use form VAT51 to give details of each company in the group.

Published 2 October 2014
Last updated 12 May 2017 + show all updates
  1. The Welsh version of form VAT1 Notes has been added.
  2. The Welsh version of form VAT1 has been added.
  3. Both the return addresses have been updated for applications.
  4. Added translation