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VAT for affiliate marketeers

vat for affiliate marketeers VAT for affiliate marketeers I regularly receive enquiries from affiliates who are confused as to how VAT affects their business. In particular they need to know what has to be taken into account when looking at whether or not they need to be VAT registered.

The VAT rules as they apply to UK affiliate marketeers are quite complicated and not only do you have to split your commission income into several types, you also need to keep track of costs of services supplied to you from businesses located outside the UK.

For VAT purposes only, the vast majority of business to business (B2B) services are deemed to be received where the customer belongs and the customer has to account for the VAT.
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Adwords, Bing, Facebook, Twitter And VAT Registration

Do you need to register for VAT?

vat return Adwords, Bing, Facebook, Twitter And VAT RegistrationTo find out whether you need to be VAT registered you need to calculate your VATable supplies each month and compare the total for the last 12 months with the VAT registration threshold.

For this calculation, non UK advertising expenditure such as Google Adwords, Facebook, Twitter and Microsoft/Bing should be added onto your turnover in working out your VATable supplies.

This is because, for VAT purposes, advertising from non UK suppliers comes under the Reverse Charge rules, and VAT is accounted for by the recipient of the services (i.e. the customer) in their VAT return.

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