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UK HMRC warns COVID VAT deferment ends 30 June

  • Jun 18, 2020 | Richard Asquith

The UK’s HMRC is warning businesses that it intends to end the 3-month VAT payments deferment on 30 June 2020. The COVID crisis VAT payment holiday was available between 20 March and 30 June for any due VAT liabilities.

Businesses which took-up the coronavirus crisis easement should consider the following:

  • Reinstate bank direct debits in enough time for HMRC to take payments due from 1 July onwards
  • UK VAT returns must be submitted as normal
  • Make direct bank payments as normal
  • Where taxpayers have postponed any VAT during the deferral period, it must be paid by 31 March 2021

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VP Global Indirect Tax
Richard Asquith
VP Global Indirect Tax Richard Asquith
Richard Asquith is VP Global Indirect Tax at Avalara, helping businesses understand their compliance obligations as they grow globally. He can be contacted at: richard.asquith@avalara.com. He is part of the European leadership team which won International Tax Review's 2020 Tax Technology Firm of the Year. Richard trained as an accountant with KPMG in the UK, and went on to work in Hungary, Russia and France with EY.
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