Use form VAT53 to authorise an accountant to register or make changes to a VAT group on your behalf.
If you’re submitting a new application for group registration you’ll also need to complete an online application for VAT registration and include forms VAT50 and VAT51.
If you’re submitting a paper application for group registration please make sure to complete and include a VAT1, VAT50 and VAT51 with your VAT53.
Appoint someone to deal with HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) on your behalf
You can authorise someone else to deal with HMRC for you, for example, an accountant, friend or relative.
Using HMRC paper forms to apply for client authorisation
How to apply for client authorisation using paper forms, where to send the forms and how the process works.
VAT registration for groups, divisions and joint ventures
How to register a group of companies, company divisions, joint business ventures and business units for VAT and what to do if they’re changes after registration.