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United Kingdom (VAT)

United Kingdom being an EU member state falls under the EU VAT regime. Member states must adopt EU VAT Directives into their own legislation.

Standard VAT Rate: 20%

Reduced VAT Rate: 5%, 0%

Registration Threshold

Resident - GBP 85,000
Non resident - There is no registration threshold                                 
IC Acquisitions - GBP 85,000

The VAT registration threshold for UK established businesses is £85,000 ((Note: Until 31.03.2017 the threshold for supply of goods and services was GBP 83,000)
The VAT registration threshold for non-established businesses is nil. (Note: Till 30 November 2012, the threshold for supplies of goods and/or services was GBP 77,000)
The VAT registration threshold for businesses that are required to register as a result of intra - community acquisition is GBP 85,000 (Note: Until the 31st March 2017, the registration threshold was GBP 83,000).
The VAT registration threshold for distance sale of goods to private individuals is GBP 70,000.

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EU VAT number format:

GB999 9999 99 or GB999 9999 99 999  or GBGD999  or GBHA999

VAT Registration

To apply for VAT registration, businesses must complete a VAT registration application form depending on the activities of a business within 30 days of the month in which the liability to register arose.

VAT 1(A) - for businesses carrying out distance sales
VAT 1(B) - for businesses registering for VAT as a result of IC Acquisitions only
VAT 1 - for all other businesses registering for VAT. 

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Intrastat Thresholds

Full list of the Intrastat thresholds that currently apply in the EU 28 Member States