Use form VAT51 to provide details of companies that you’re adding or removing from an existing VAT group. If you’re using form VAT 50 to apply for VAT group treatment, also use form VAT 51 to provide details of each company or other corporate body in the group.
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Group, division or joint venture VAT registration
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Notice 700/2 - Group and Divisional Registration
Use this notice to find out about group registration when your company comes under common control.
FAQ: Form VAT 50
Use this guide to find out frequently asked questions when completing the form VAT 50.
VAT: application for VAT group treatment (VAT50)
When registering or amending a VAT group using form VAT 50 use form VAT 51 to give details of each company in the group.
VAT 56 - Application to change the representative member of a VAT group
Use form VAT 56 to change the representative member of a VAT group.