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Tell HMRC about land and property supplies you're making

Notify HMRC of the specific nature of the land and property supplies you're making using form VAT5L.

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Registration - land and property (VAT5L)

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Use form VAT5L to tell HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) about the specific nature of the land and property supplies you’re making, together with the VAT liability of those supplies. HMRC will then be able to verify that you’re making some taxable supplies and that you’re entitled to register for VAT.

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VAT Notice 742A: opting to tax land and buildings explains the effect of an option to tax and will help you to decide whether to exercise that option.

Use form VAT1614A - notification of an option to tax land or build to cease to be a relevant associate in relation to an option to tax land or buildings.

Use form VAT1614H - application for permission to opt to apply for permission to opt land or buildings for VAT purposes.

Published 4 April 2014
Last updated 26 January 2015 + show all updates
  1. Form updated to address feedback received from customers that had difficulty with some of the questions to reduce errors. Wording improved to overcome the issues
  2. First published.