Brexit: Accounting for import VAT On your VAT Return

From 1 January 2021, you’ll need to make changes to how you complete your VAT Return if you’re a UK VAT-registered business and account for import VAT on your return for goods you import into: Great Britain (England, Scotland and Wales) from anywhere outside the UK Northern Ireland from outside the UK and EU.

You’ll need details of the imports to be included in the return. This will include:

  • any customs entries you have made in your own record.
  •  copies of your monthly postponed import VAT statement, when available.
Unless you have delayed your customs declaration, each statement will show the total import VAT postponed for the previous month. Your statements will become available to view in the first half of each month.
Accounting for import VAT on your VAT Return means you’ll declare and recover import VAT on the same VAT Return, rather than having to pay it upfront and recover it later. The normal rules about what VAT can be reclaimed as input tax will apply. You can read more on the website here.You can also use the Brexit checker here to get a personalised list of actions for you and your business.

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