VAT from 1st of April

With effect from quarters commencing 1 April (this isn’t an April Fool’s joke) all businesses, except for very exclusive exceptions will have to not only file returns electronically but will also have to make payments electronically. If your business is still submitting paper returns you will soon be receiving letters from HMRC explaining what you should do.

Whatever you do, don’t consign those letters to the bin. They will include your (very hard to find otherwise) registration date which is needed for the online application.