UK VAT number checking tool & deferring VAT payment

VAT number checker

HMRC’s VAT-checking tool now does real-time check that a UK VAT no. is valid, and gives name and address of the firm

Don’t assume VAT nos. on Invoices are genuine! Rogue suppliers quote fake VAT nos. to charge an extra 20% which you will not be able to recover through your VAT return.


Deferred VAT payments

For VAT payments deferred between 20 Mar and 30 Jun 2020, you can:

  • pay the deferred VAT by 31 Mar 2021
  • opt-in to a new deferral payment scheme (available soon), or
  • contact HMRC for more time to pay




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