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VAT Late Payment Penalty Rules from January 2023

What is changing?

The penalty regime for all VAT registered businesses is changing from 1 January 2023 to become a “points” based system for late Returns.

This will completely replace the former default surcharge system.

Points will be recorded by HMRC based on each failure to submit a VAT Return on time.  When the points total exceeds the relevant threshold a fixed £200 penalty will be imposed.  After reaching the threshold no further points are added, but further £200 penalties are charged for each subsequent late Return.

The system is designed to reward good compliance, so when a period of full compliance is achieved the points are cancelled.

For more information on this, please contact Alan Rolfe on 023 8046 1235 or download the full guide here.

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