Flat Rate VAT question

This is probably obvious but just to make sure... a website designer would fall under 'Computer and IT consultancy or data processing' for flat rate VAT wouldn't they?



  • deanshepherd
    deanshepherd Registered Posts: 1,809
    Not in my opinion.

    Other business services is 2.5% less and that is where I put my web designers. I would argue very different to consultancy or data processing which have very few VATable costs in comparison.
  • Bluewednesday
    Bluewednesday Registered Posts: 1,624
    I agree with Dean (I know my place)!

    I went to a VAT CPD course just recently and the speaker there who is an expert on the Flat rate scheme said that if it doesn't exactly fit a specific consultancy then to put it into other business services which is a smaller percentage. As long as you have chosen a reasonable sector then it cannot be challenged retrospectivly - only going forward.
  • T.C.
    T.C. Registered, Tutor Posts: 1,448
    I would check with the VAT man anyway.
  • JodieR
    JodieR Registered Posts: 1,002
    Ah that's good news - thanks, he'll be chuffed with that!
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