You can file a Nil VAT Return only in certain circumstances where.

  • Your Business made no sales
  • Your Business made no purchases

How to File a Nil VAT Return

  1. Login Into your HMRC account or your accounting software
  2. Open up the VAT return for the quarter you need to file your nil return for
  3. Enter 0.00 into each of the boxes on your return
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Sample Nil Vat Return on Xero

Even though you have no VAT to pay or transactions to report you must still submit a VAT return as normal.

Failing to submit a Nil VAT return can result in surcharges.

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