VAT registration limits unchanged until March 2026

VAT registration limits

The VAT registration threshold continues to be frozen at £85,000, instead of increasing each year in line with inflation. This will remain the case until March 2026.

When to register for VAT

You must register if:

  • your total VAT taxable turnover for the last 12 months was over £85,000 (the VAT threshold)
  • you expect your turnover to go over £85,000 in the next 30 days

You must also register (regardless of VAT taxable turnover) if all of the following are true:

  • you’re based outside the UK
  • your business is based outside the UK
  • you supply any goods or services to the UK (or expect to in the next 30 days)

How to register for VAT

Register for VAT

You can usually register for VAT online.

By doing this you’ll register for VAT and create a VAT online account (sometimes known as a ‘Government Gateway account’). You need this to submit your VAT Returns to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Using an agent

You can appoint an accountant (or agent) to submit your VAT Returns and deal with HMRC on your behalf.

If you’re using an agent, you can still sign up for a VAT online account when you receive your VAT number (select option ‘VAT submit returns’).

Need more information?

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