VAT deadlines

When you run a business, it can be confusing staying on top of all your Tax Deadlines. Your VAT Return Date depends on how you choose to pay but  is usually 1 month and 7 Days after the end of your VAT Period, if you pay online.

For Example:

If your VAT Return Period ends 31 March 2017, then the VAT Return Date is:

Online Banking (immediate) 7th May 2017

By Direct Debit 10 May 2017 (although you must have your Direct Debit set up by 3 May 2017)

By Cheque 28 April 2017 (cleared funds so post your cheque by 20 April)

To Check Your VAT Return Date

I always advise checking your own VAT Return Date on the HMRC website here, according to your own particular circumstances. It’s a great tool and really simple to use!

Anita is a Chartered Accountant, turned blogger and creator of the ever popular free Go Self Employed Email Mini Course, which has been completed by hundreds of attendees all over the UK. Using her 10 years experience in accounting, tax and operations for Small Businesses, Anita is on a mission to make finance simple for the self employed, so they can stop stressing about tax & finances and focus on building profitable businesses which will give them the lifestyle they dream of.