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When do I charge VAT on my sales and other supplies?

You begin charging VAT on all sales and invoices from the day you register for VAT.

So, for example, if you register for VAT in April, but do not receive your VAT registration number until May, you would still start charging VAT on goods and services provided from April.

It can take up to 30 days before you receive your VAT registration number and certificate, so within these 30 you will still need to charge standard 20% VAT (2018) onto all invoices raised. Once your VAT number is received you will then need to include your VAT number onto invoices raised within this time.