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HMRC internal manual

VAT Traders’ Records Manual

Other Invoicing arrangements: Authenticated receipts: Claiming input tax against authenticated receipts

Where a trader cannot produce the relevant authenticated receipt to support a claim to input tax, the claim may still be allowed in the following circumstances:

  • satisfactory alternative evidence is available (Reg 29(1) of the VAT Regulations 1995 refers); or
  • a trader can show that reasonable efforts were made to secure an authenticated receipt from the supplier, and you are satisfied the claim is otherwise credible.