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Essentials of UK VAT Overview

Feeling overwhelmed by VAT? You’re not alone! Value Added Tax can be a tricky subject for businesses in the UK. But worry no more! This “Essentials of UK VAT” course is your clear and concise guide to understanding VAT and keeping your taxes in order.

We’ll break down VAT into simple steps, starting with the basics. You’ll learn key terms and how to calculate VAT amounts yourself. We’ll cover who needs to register for VAT and the different rates that apply to various products and services. From creating proper invoices to understanding how VAT applies to things like car purchases, this course gives you all you need to know.

By the end, you’ll be a whiz at filing your VAT returns and keeping your business compliant. We’ll also cover situations where you don’t need to pay VAT, and any penalties you want to avoid. As a bonus, the course explores Making Tax Digital (MTD), a new government initiative that affects how you submit your VAT information.

This course is perfect for anyone who deals with UK VAT, from business owners to accountants and even those just starting out.

Learning Outcomes

  • Gain a solid understanding of Value Added Tax (VAT) in the UK.
  • Master key VAT terminology and confidently perform VAT calculations.
  • Understand who is required to register for VAT and navigate the registration process.
  • Apply VAT accurately to different business transactions, including goods, services, and vehicles.
  • Learn how to create compliant VAT invoices and maintain proper records.
  • Navigate VAT return submissions and ensure compliance with Making Tax Digital (MTD).

Why You Should Choose Essentials of UK VAT

  • Lifetime access to the course
  • No hidden fees or exam charges
  • CPD Accredited certification on successful completion
  • Full Tutor support on weekdays (Monday – Friday)
  • Efficient exam system, assessment and instant results
  • Download Printable PDF certificate immediately after completion
  • Obtain the original print copy of your certificate, dispatch the next working day for as little as £9.
  • Improve your chance of gaining professional skills and better earning potential.

Who is this Course for?

Essentials of UK VAT is CPD certified and IAO accredited. This makes it perfect for anyone trying to learn potential professional skills.

As there is no experience and qualification required for this course, it is available for all students from any academic backgrounds.


Our Essentials of UK VAT is fully compatible with any kind of device. Whether you are using Windows computer, Mac, smartphones or tablets, you will get the same experience while learning. Besides that, you will be able to access the course with any kind of internet connection from anywhere at any time without any kind of limitation.

Career Path

You will be ready to enter the relevant job market after completing this course. You will be able to gain necessary knowledge and skills required to succeed in this sector. All our Diplomas’ are CPD and IAO accredited so you will be able to stand out in the crowd by adding our qualifications to your CV and Resume.

Course Curriculum

Essentials of UK VAT
Module 01: Understanding VAT
Understanding VAT 00:36:00
Module 02: VAT Terminology And Calculation
VAT Terminology and Calculation 00:35:00
Module 03: VAT Taxable Persons
VAT Taxable Persons 00:46:00
Module 04: VAT Registration
VAT Registration 00:40:00
Module 05: VAT Rates
VAT Rates 00:32:00
Module 06: Invoicing And Records
Invoicing and Records 00:27:00
Module 07: VAT Application In Goods, Services And Vehicles
VAT Application in Goods, Services and Vehicles 00:31:00
Module 08: Supply
Supply 00:43:00
Module 09: The VAT Return
The VAT Return 00:25:00
Module 10: Tips On VAT Compliance
Tips on VAT Compliance 00:21:00
Module 11: VAT Exemptions And Zero-Rated VAT
VAT Exemptions and Zero-Rated VAT 00:39:00
Module 12: Miscellaneous VAT Issues And Penalties
Miscellaneous VAT Issues and Penalties 00:41:00
Module 13: Making Tax Digital
Making Tax Digital 00:26:00


This course is for anyone who's interested in this topic and wants to learn more about it. This course will also help you gain potential professional skills.

No prior qualifications are needed to take this course.

You can study this course from wherever and whenever you want. You can study at your own pace and from any device. Just log in to your account from any device and start learning!

Yes, there is a test at the end of the course. Once you’ve completed all the modules of the course, you will have to give a multiple-choice test. The questions will be based on the topics of the modules you studied. And of course, you can take the test at any time, from any device and from anywhere you want.

Don’t worry if you fail the test, you can retake it as many times as you want.

You don’t have to wait a minute after your payment has been received, you can begin immediately. You will create your login details during the checkout process and we will also send you an email confirming your login details.

We make the payment process easy for you. You can either use your Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Solo cards or PayPal account to pay for the online course. We use the latest SSL encryption for all transactions, so your order is safe and secure.

After you complete the course, you’ll immediately receive a free printable PDF certificate. Hard Copy certificate is also available, and you can get one for just £9! You may have to wait for 3 to 9 days to get the hard copy certificate.

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