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  • RE: MTD for non-UK limited company

    I would like to explore this matter further as I believe it may be relevant to other agents in the same position. We have now been told by one of advisors at the VAT Helpline that the reason we are unable to register the overseas company (already VAT registered for many years) for MTD-VAT is because the client is already on the MTD Platform (ie the blue-themed ASA) even though they are not actually registered for MTD. As such, HMRC are unable to change the 'indicator' to an overseas trader, which should in turn result in the client not being asked to provide a UK company number (which they do not have). Can you kindly advise on how this should be handled? We have made numerous attempts to get the team to update the inidicator, but it keeps getting rejected for the reason explained above. Thank you.
  • RE: MTD for non-UK limited company

    Hi, It seems that most helpline advisors know nothing about this. Is it possible to obtain a reference to internal guidance / procedures to be followed in this case, which we can quote to the adviser?
  • RE: MTD for non-UK limited company

    Hi, Further to the above we have contacted the VAT telephone line and were advised that an 'indicator' needs to be updated on the system, following which the system will recognise the client as a non-UK company ("overseas trader") and will not request a Company Registration Number. It was now confirmed to us that this 'indicator' was successfully updated a couple of weeks ago. However, as of today the options shown online have not changed and when trying to register the client for MTD we are still asked to select the type of business. If selecting 'Limited company' it asks for a Companies House company number which of course is non-applicable to non-UK companies. If selecting 'other', options such as charity or trust are available, but not "limited company". Kindly can you assist.
  • MTD for non-UK limited company

    HMRC's MTD for VAT Service does not provide an option for non-UK companies to register for MTD. The page asks to confirm the 'type' of client: If selecting 'Limited company' it asks for a Companies House company number which is course is non-applicable to non-UK companies. If selecting 'other', options such as charity or trust are available, but not "limited company". Please advise.