I have recently formed a UK company. I am a EU citizen. I do software development. My customers are businesses in the eurozone.
I expect a turnover below 85k pounds.
My customers ask me for a VIES verifiable number.
According to this: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/rates-of-vat-on-different-goods-and-services "No VAT is charged on goods or services that are:
exempt from VAT
outside the scope of the UK VAT system
Can I voluntarily register for VAT and charge 0 (zero) VAT on the invoices, then declare zero on the VAT return?
If you are operating below the VAT threshold of £85,000 then you can register for VAT voluntarily, but that is a business decision for your business alone to make.
If you make supplies of services that are outside the scope of UK VAT, but taxable if they were made here in the UK, then you can register for VAT and are able to recover the Input Tax (VAT) you incur on purchases in making these supplies, under the normal rules.
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Hello, I'm currently over the threshold for VAT. However, I work in international development as a writer and editor, and all of my clients over the last 12 months are based outside the EU. I've written an email previously on the HMRC website about whether I should register for VAT, and the answer I received seemed to indicate that I don't need to, but it wasn't 100% clear, so I wanted to check if this is indeed the case. Many thanks!