Change your VAT registration details

Find out how to make changes to your VAT registration details using your VAT online account or using form VAT484.

Changing your details

You can now use your VAT online account to change these details:

To do this:

  1. Log into your business tax account.

  2. Select ‘Your VAT account’ then ‘Manage your VAT’.

  3. Then select ‘Your business details’ and you will see an option to edit each field.

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You can read further information on changing your VAT registration details.

Changing your business name

If you have a Company Registration Number (CRN) you must tell Companies House if your business name has changed.

We will be notified of your new business name by Companies House. It will be shown on your business tax account (BTA) within 15 working days.

If you take over someone else’s VAT responsibilities

You must use the form VAT484 to tell HMRC within 21 days if you take over the VAT responsibilities of someone who has died or is ill and unable to manage their own affairs.

You must include the details of the date of death or the date the illness started.

If you’re unable to change your details online

If you’re unable to change your details online, you can use form VAT484 to do so.

Postal responses will take longer to process than changing your details online.

You need to:

  1. Download and save the Changes to VAT registration details (VAT484) (PDF, 215 KB, 2 pages) form on your computer.

  2. Print and complete the form.

  3. Send the form to the HMRC address on the form.

This file may not be suitable if you use assistive technology — such as a screen reader.

If you need a more accessible format email and tell us what format you need. It will help if you tell us what assistive technology you use.

Read the accessibility statement for HMRC forms.

Updates to this page

Published 2 March 2023
Last updated 12 April 2024 + show all updates
  1. Further information added to instruct users to also use form VAT 2 when registering a change in partnership bank details.

  2. A new section has been added with information on changing your business name.

  3. The page has been updated to explain how to use your VAT online account to make changes to your VAT registration.

  4. Welsh translation added.

  5. First published.

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