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The Essentials of UK VAT

Full-day course

£289 +VAT per person

£289 +VAT
per person
£289 +VAT
per person

  • 15 & 16 May 2018
    1:30pm - 4:30pm
    Book

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The Essentials of UK VAT

Full-day course

Course prices:

Classroom: £289 +VAT per person

Online: £289 +VAT per person

Course overview

This course examines the rules and regulations of VAT. It demonstrates when you should charge output VAT on supplies and clarifies the input VAT you are entitled to reclaim. It will explain the procedures and controls that should be in place to ensure VAT returns are submitted accurately and on time. 

This course will provide a complete understanding of VAT, covering all the essentials and giving you the confidence to know that you are dealing with VAT correctly. The knowledge and awareness gained during the day will help you to avoid costly mistakes which can result in penalties by HMRC.

Who should attend?

This comprehensive course will benefit:

  • Anyone involved in processing purchase invoices or the payment of employees’ expenses
  • People who have to decide whether VAT needs to be charged on sales invoices
  • Other people working in accounts who require a working knowledge of UK VAT
  • People who complete VAT returns or are responsible for the recording of VAT
  • Senior finance staff who want to improve their understanding of UK VAT

What will you learn?

  • What is output and input VAT?
  • What is a taxable supply?
  • Which supplies are zero rated, reduced rated and exempt?
  • What is the difference between zero rated and exempt supplies?
  • How does group registration work?
  • When should VAT be accounted for?
  • When does the actual tax point override the basic tax point?
  • What should appear on a VAT invoice?
  • Can you produce a simplified invoice and if so, when?
  • How does self billing work?
  • What are disbursements?
  • How do you complete the VAT return?
  • What is required to reclaim input tax?
  • What are the rules relating to motor cars?
  • Under what circumstances can you recover VAT on entertainment expenses?
  • Should you account for VAT on gifts?
  • How do you calculate the amount of input VAT you can reclaim if Partial Exemption applies?
  • Can you reclaim output tax on a bad debt?
  • When can errors be corrected on the VAT return?
  • What are the implications of international trade?
  • What is the reverse charge?

Course content

  • Definitions
  • Rates of VAT
  • VAT registration
  • Time of supply rules and tax points
  • Invoicing
  • Disbursements
  • Single and multiple supplies
  • Completion of the VAT return
  • Reclaiming input tax
  • Bad debts
  • Penalties
  • Partial exemption
  • International supplies

Extra benefits

  • An exclusive eBook, 'A Comprehensive Guide to UK VAT', only available to delegates 
  • A course pack containing the information presented on the day
  • A certificate of attendance

Course presenters

  • Kevin Guy

    Kevin is a Chartered Accountant with his own successful accountancy practice. He has been presenting in a wide range of subject areas for UK Training for over 20 years. His vast knowledge and experience in VAT training means he can readily help attendees understand challenging issues in a clear and logical way.

  • Les Howard

    Les is a VAT consultant and trainer who works with numerous businesses and charities to provide VAT solutions and support. He regularly helps people by providing advice and dealing with HMRC on their behalf, including representation at Tribunals.   His vast and varied experience enables him to help people with many different aspects of VAT. 

  • Eric Miller

    Eric is an independent Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA/AIIT qualified) specialising in indirect tax and with over 25 years’ experience of VAT. He worked in several senior roles at HMRC before joining Ernst & Young as an Indirect Tax Manager. He later became the Director of VAT and Indirect Taxes at Campbell Dallas. Eric now works as an independent consultant, where he draws on his considerable experience in practice and at HMRC to help businesses of all sizes deal with complicated VAT issues. 

  • Stephen Pope

    Stephen is a VAT Specialist at Fiscal Solutions. He is responsible for the preparation and processing of VAT returns, Intrastat reporting, EC Sales Lists and the submission of VAT claims in various EU Countries. Stephen liaises with various tax authorities across the EU.

Course dates

Online course dates

  • 15 & 16 May 2018 | 1:30pm-4:30pm Book