Invoices bearing superseded VAT numbers: What to do when VAT invoices have not yet been issued
Occasionally, for example following a change of his VAT registration particulars, a trader may be left with stocks of invoice forms pre-printed with what has become a superseded VAT registration number. If the trader expresses concerns about the wastage of these stocks you may, as a concession, permit him to use them to exhaustion, provided he:
- gives a written undertaking as in VATREC10020;
- confirms that the arrangement is a temporary one; and
- ensures that the invoices take into account the regulations detailing the contents of an invoice specified in the VAT Regulations 1995, regulation 14(1).