Don’t Forget The VAT Rate Change!

Ray Stewart Bookkeeping, Business, General, Tax Matters, VAT 0 Comments

Just 24 hours (and a few minutes) to go until the VAT rate changes from 17.5% to 15%.

Make sure you have changed your website settings, ebay settings, bookkeeping settings, spreadsheet settings – even your calculator settings to reflect the new rate.

The new rate is 15%. When you are calculating the VAT amount in a total, such as a petrol receipt, you now need to use the fraction 3/23, or if you want the VAT exclusive amount the fraction you need is 20/23.

It remains to be seen if such a minute change will have any real effect on spending habits.

Good luck with your christmas campaigns.

Please feel free to email me if you want a little critique or help with your copy in the run up to christmas!

Seasons greetings to you all!

~Ray

Ray Stewart
I am a qualified Certified Practising Accountant having passed my final exams way back in 1981. I actually can’t believe that was 33 years ago!! Anyway, I am now in my 50’s and I have been running my own business since May 1983. And before you ask, no, I have never regretted a moment of it! Part of the membership requirements of my professional body now dictate that I spend quite a lot of time on “CPD” - continuing professional education (one of their better ideas) - and over the last two years I decided to study business growth and marketing. I have learnt such a lot and that knowledge has radically changed my old “accountants” approach to business. It has made such a difference to the way I work and operate I feel that I just have to pass on this knowledge. It is simply too powerful to hold back!! - but I will try and do it in simple terms rather than expecting you to spend hours, as I had to, working through the difficult language that trainers seem to use to pass on their concepts. I hope you find the blog a useful resource and interesting place to visit as the months pass. I will do my best to keep up the flow - but if there are any topics you would like me to cover, then please let me know. Ray Stewart
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