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UK raises VAT registration threshold

  • Mar 7, 2017 | Richard Asquith

UK raises VAT registration threshold

Today, the UK Chancellor announced in the Spring Budget that the annual VAT registration threshold will rise from £83,000 to £85,000.  The deregistration threshold will also be increased from £81,000 to £83.000.

The new threshold will apply from 1 April 2017.

The threshold only applies to UK resident businesses.  Non-resident businesses, face a nil VAT registration threshold.  The exception to this rule is EU businesses selling B2C goods over the internet or similar.  They can take advantage of the distance selling thresholds of their EU country.


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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 2019 Tax Technology Firm of the Year. Richard qualified as an accountant with KPMG in the UK, and went on to work in Hungary, Russia and France with EY.