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The Essentials of UK VAT 

Quick Links Full-Day Course | 289 +VAT

This course helps people involved in the preparation and maintenance of records understand VAT and the importance of completing VAT returns correctly.  It will clearly demonstrate when you charge output VAT and clarify the input VAT you are entitled to reclaim. 

Course Dates

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11 July 2017 - Full Day -Brighton - Varley Park
12 July 2017 - Full Day -London - Hamilton House
13 September 2017 - Full Day -London - Hamilton House
10 October 2017 - Full Day -Nottingham - Nottingham Conference Centre
11 October 2017 - PM/PM -Online - Worldwide
17 October 2017 - Full Day -Oxford - Sad Business School
17 October 2017 - Full Day -London - Hamilton House
18 October 2017 - Full Day -Cardiff - Cardiff Metropolitan University
19 October 2017 - Full Day -Manchester - Meeting Place
09 November 2017 - Full Day -Southampton - Solent Conference Centre
09 November 2017 - Full Day -Birmingham - Colmore Gate
14 November 2017 - Full Day -Edinburgh - Edinburgh Training Centre
14 November 2017 - Full Day -London - 46 New Broad Street
15 November 2017 - Full Day -Leeds - Cloth Hall Court
16 November 2017 - Full Day -Cambridge - The Pitt Building

Course Overview

The course examines the rules and regulations of VAT and clearly demonstrates the procedures and controls that should be in place to ensure VAT returns are submitted accurately and on time.  

This seminar will give you a complete understanding of VAT, covering all the essentials and giving you the confidence to know you are dealing with VAT correctly.  

The course also discusses the powers of HMRC and the penalties which they can apply if VAT returns are incomplete, inaccurate or submitted late.

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Course Times:

Classroom: 09:30 - 17:00

Live Online: Delivered in two sessions on consecutive days.
Starts: 13:30 Ends: 16:30

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Extra Benefits:

  • An exclusive eBook, 'A Comprehensive Guide to UK VAT', only available to delegates 
  • A Seminar Pack containing the information presented on the day
  • A Certificate of Attendance

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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?

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Course Presenters:

This course is delivered by one of our expert VAT presenters, who will guide you through the course content and answer questions particular to you or your organisation during the day.

Kevin Guy:
Kevin is a Chartered Accountant and he has his own accountancy practice.  With his vast knowledge and experience he can readily help people resolve Accounting, VAT and Company Administration issues.

Liz Maher
Liz worked for HM Customs and Excise and Ernst and Young before setting up Centurion VAT Specialists Ltd. As well as providing support for clients she also delivers training and is a regular VAT speaker at events for the AAT, ICAEW, ACCA and CIMA.

Les Howard
Les is a VAT consultant and trainer who works with numerous businesses providing VAT solutions and support. His vast experience enables him to help people with many aspects of VAT.

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.

Eric Miller
Eric is an independent Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA/AIIT qualified) specialising in Indirect Tax with over 24 years experience of VAT, Customs, Excise and other indirect tax.  He has excellent experience of dealing with complicated issues and providing indirect tax advice drawing on his experience in practice and HMRC.

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Course Cost:

The price to attend this full day course is 289 per person and is exclusive of VAT and includes the course material, tea/coffee on arrival, mid-morning tea/coffee and mid-afternoon tea/coffee.

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