VAT for Small Businesses

by Andy Rainford

VAT affects many businesses across the globe and getting it wrong can be administratively burdensome and costly. Enhance your knowledge of VAT for small business and discover the governing rules, guidelines and the schemes available to your business or clients.

price £75+vat
cpd hours 4 CPD hours
access 120 days' access

This course will enable you to

  • Familiarise yourself with the fundamentals of VAT
  • Understand how the flat rate scheme can help your business and enable you to calculate the VAT due
  • Define the cash accounting scheme, and its advantages and drawbacks
  • Understand the annual accounting scheme and how to make advance VAT payments
  • Describe the VAT margin schemes available to small businesses

About the course

VAT affects many people and businesses across the globe. Not only are the rules governing it complex, but getting it wrong can be administratively burdensome and, more importantly, costly. However, there are some invaluable VAT schemes that are available to smaller businesses. Understanding who can benefit from these, and what the conditions are, can make a massive difference to your business or clients.

This course will demystify the rules and guidelines that govern VAT that the schemes become easier to navigate. Discover the main features and eligibility of the range of schemes including flat rate, cash accounting, annual accounting and margin.

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Contents

  • VAT: The basics
    • The fundamentals
    • Registering
    • Supplies and VAT tax
    • Compliance
  • Flat rate scheme
    • The flat rate scheme
    • Relevant percentage
    • Eligibility and restrictions
    • The limited cost trader rate
    • Leaving the scheme
  • The cash accounting scheme
    • Broad overview
    • Eligibility and restrictions
    • Advantages and disadvantages
    • Joining and leaving the scheme
  • The annual accounting scheme
    • Broad overview
    • Advantages and disadvantages
    • Joining and leaving the scheme
  • Margin schemes
    • Broad overview
    • Eligibility and restrictions
    • Special rules for car dealers
    • Joining and leaving the scheme
    • Global accounting

Author

Andy Rainford

Andrew Rainford BA (Hons), ATT, CTA trained and qualified with an independent London firm of accountants, and subsequently worked on EY's personal tax consultancy team.

Now based in North Wales, he runs his own tax consultancy and writing business, Red Dragon Consulting, working directly for private clients and also supporting other tax advisers.

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Need just a few unitshourshours?

Access to this course
Total CPD unitshourshours4 unitshourshours
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Immediate access to our entire CPD catalogue
Exclusive news and CPD every week plus monthly webinars, all year round
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Total CPD unitshourshours21 units20 hours21 hours
Access period120 days
Audit-proof CPD completion certificate
Immediate access to our entire CPD catalogue
Exclusive news and CPD every week plus monthly webinars, all year round
Account manager on hand to support your team's needs
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Keep your whole team up to date.

Access to this course
Total CPD unitshourshours1,000+ unitshourshours
Access period12+ months
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Immediate access to our entire CPD catalogue
Exclusive news and CPD every week plus monthly webinars, all year round
Account manager on hand to support your team's needs
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