Guidance

Help and support for VAT

Get help with VAT by using videos, webinars, online courses and email updates from HMRC.

Available webinars are listed by subject and can last up to an hour.

To attend an upcoming live webinar, register and sign in at least 5 minutes before it starts.

You can ask your host questions during live webinars using the on-screen text box.

Introduction to VAT

Use the online guide about getting started to find out:

  • when to register for VAT
  • rates of VAT
  • case studies

When you’ve registered

Watch YouTube videos about:

VAT record keeping

record keeping

When you should charge VAT

charge VAT

Watch the new webinar series ‘VAT: now you are registered’:

Do you need to register for VAT?

When and how to charge VAT

When and how to reclaim VAT

Which records do I need to keep for VAT?

Cancelling your VAT registration

Use the online guide about how VAT works to find out about:

  • charging VAT
  • reclaiming VAT
  • VAT Returns and payments

Accounting schemes

Watch the new webinar series on VAT accounting schemes:

What are VAT accounting schemes?

What is standard accounting for VAT?

What is the VAT Cash Accounting Scheme?

What is the VAT Annual Accounting Scheme?

VAT Flat Rate Scheme (FRS)

Watch the new series of webinars about the VAT FRS:

What is the VAT FRS?

The FRS - charging and reclaiming VAT

The FRS - VAT Returns and records

How to complete your VAT Return

Watch a YouTube video about how to submit your VAT Return online.

how to submit your VAT Return online

Catch up with the latest available webinar for how to complete your VAT Return to find out:

  • how and when to submit your VAT Return
  • useful tips on how to complete your VAT Return

Watch the new series of webinars about how to complete your VAT return:

When to submit VAT Returns and make payments to HMRC

How do you submit your VAT Return online

How to fill in a VAT Return and correct mistakes

VAT on motoring expenses

Watch the new series of webinars about VAT motoring expenses:

When you can and can’t reclaim VAT on a vehicle

How to reclaim VAT on business fuel

VAT refunds for government departments, arms-length and NHS bodies

Catch up with the latest available webinar for recovery of VAT to find out:

  • when VAT can be reclaimed for contracted-out professional services (under ‘COS heading 52’)
  • what to do if you have more than one contracted-out service
  • how to get further help
Published 29 September 2017
Last updated 31 October 2018 + show all updates
  1. The webinars for 'VAT on goods when trading with other countries' and 'VAT on the supply of services when trading with other countries' have been removed.
  2. The latest webinars about VAT, when you've registered, accounting schemes, VAT flat rate, complete your VAT return and VAT on motoring expenses have been updated.
  3. The latest webinars for introduction to VAT, when you've registered, accounting schemes and VAT flat rate scheme have been updated.
  4. The catch up webinar for VAT accounting schemes has been updated.
  5. The latest webinars about accounting schemes and how to complete your VAT return have been updated.
  6. The latest webinars about what to do after you've registered for VAT and VAT on motoring expenses have been added.
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