Change your VAT scheme

There may be a time when you need to change VAT schemes, for example, because you've reached a turnover threshold or because a different scheme would be more beneficial to your business.

Changes to VAT Flat Rate Scheme from 1 April 2017

From 1 April 2017, if you’re a limited cost business your VAT flat rate percentage will be 16.5% regardless of your sector. You must check what the correct percentage should be for your business, then enter the right value if you haven't done so already.

Flat Rate VAT

The VAT Flat Rate Scheme is an alternative way for small businesses to calculate the VAT due to HMRC. Processing on the scheme is simple as the VAT due is calculated automatically when you produce your VAT Return.

VAT Overview

We've gathered together everything you need to help you to make sure that your settings and the transactions you post are correct. So you can submit your VAT Returns with confidence.

VAT Return journals

When you record your transactions, any VAT amounts you include will be recorded against the VAT nominals listed in this article.

VAT schemes

When you become VAT registered you’ll be assigned a VAT scheme depending on your business' turnover.

VAT on Stripe fees

For UK businesses, Stripe fees are classed as EU reverse changes. This means that the fees, although exempt, will go in boxes 6 and 7 on your VAT Return as they are EU services that incur reverse change VAT.