What if I haven't received my VAT registration number?

Posted 2013 by admin

There may be a delay between applying for a VAT registration number and being notified of the number by HMRC, particularly as they may wish to undertake certain security checks etc. 

Until you receive your VAT registration number you should not charge VAT or show VAT on your invoices.  However, you will still need to add to your supplies the equivalent amount of VAT and explain to your customers why you are doing so. 

Once the VAT registration number has arrived you should then re-issue the invoices including the VAT registration number and the amount of VAT.

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