Can I File a Nil VAT Return

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

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

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

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

File Nil VAT return

Anita Forrest
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Anita Forrest is a Chartered Accountant, spreadsheet geek, money nerd and creator of - the UK small business finance blog for the self-employed community. Here she shares simple, straight-forward guides to make self-employment topics like taxes, bookkeeping and banking easy to understand.