Guidance

Help and support for VAT

Get help with VAT by using videos, webinars, online courses and email updates from HM Revenue and Customs (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

Catch up with the latest available introduction to VAT webinar to find out about:

  • what VAT is and how it works
  • when you need to register
  • what you must do once you’re registered

Use the online course about getting started to find out:

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

When you’ve registered

Watch YouTube videos about:

Catch up with the latest available webinar now that you’re registered for VAT to find out about:

  • what VAT is
  • VAT rates
  • what you need to do now you’re VAT registered

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

  • charging VAT
  • reclaiming VAT
  • VAT Returns and payments

Accounting schemes

Catch up with the latest available webinar for accounting schemes to find out about:

  • choosing the right scheme for your business
  • the annual accounting scheme
  • the cash accounting scheme
  • the VAT Flat Rate Scheme

VAT Flat Rate Scheme

Catch up with the latest available VAT Flat Rate Scheme webinar to find out:

  • what to do if you have more than one business
  • when you can reclaim VAT on capital expenditure goods

How to complete your VAT Return

Watch a YouTube video about 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

VAT on motoring expenses

Catch up with the latest available webinar for VAT on motoring expenses to find out when you can reclaim VAT on:

  • cars
  • hired and leased vehicles
  • commercial vehicles
  • other motoring expenses

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

VAT on goods when trading with other countries

Catch up with the latest available webinar for VAT on goods when trading with other countries to find out how to deal with VAT:

  • when you’re buying goods from and selling goods to other countries
  • for EU and non-EU trade

VAT on the supply of services when trading with other countries

Catch up with the latest available webinar for VAT on the supply of services when trading with other countries to find out:

  • how to deal with VAT when you’re supplying to and receiving services from other countries
  • EU and non-EU trade
Published 29 September 2017
Last updated 16 February 2018 + show all updates
  1. The catch up webinar for VAT accounting schemes has been updated.
  2. The latest webinars about accounting schemes and how to complete your VAT return have been updated.
  3. The latest webinars about what to do after you've registered for VAT and VAT on motoring expenses have been added.
  4. First published.