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VAT Flat Rate Percentages

HRBS can help you with your flat rate VAT accounting

At HRBS we have many clients on the flat rate VAT scheme and can help you set up your accounting system to make the flat rate VAT return a breeze to complete.
Did you know that a 1% reduction is available off the flat rate percentages in your first year of VAT registration?

Keith Silman MD of HRBS VAT Flat Rate Percentages Call Keith on 01226 379000 for a free, no obligation chat about your business and how we can help you, or send us an email with information about your business so that we can provide you with a fixed fee quotation.

 

To help you we have listed the current and previous flat rate VAT percentages below

  Flat rate percentage
Trade sector To 3 Jan 2011 From 4 Jan 2011
Accountancy or book-keeping 13.00% 14.50%
Advertising 10.00% 11.00%
Agricultural services 10.00% 11.00%
Any other activity not listed elsewhere 10.50% 12.00%
Architect, civil and structural engineer or surveyor 13.00% 14.50%
Boarding or care of animals 10.50% 12.00%
Business services that are not listed elsewhere 10.50% 12.00%
Catering services, including restaurants and takeaways 11.00% 12.50%
Computer and IT consultancy or data processing 13.00% 14.50%
Computer repair services 9.50% 10.50%
Dealing in waste or scrap 9.50% 10.50%
Entertainment or journalism 11.00% 12.50%
Estate agency or property management services 10.50% 12.00%
Farming or agriculture that is not listed elsewhere 6.00% 6.50%
Film, radio, television or video production 11.50% 13.00%
Financial services 12.00% 13.50%
Forestry or fishing 9.50% 10.50%
General building or construction services (See Note) 8.50% 9.50%
Hairdressing or other beauty treatment services 11.50% 13.00%
Hiring or renting goods 8.50% 9.50%
Hotel or accommodation 9.50% 10.50%
Investigation or security 10.50% 12.00%
Labour-only building or construction services (See Note) 13.00% 14.50%
Laundry or dry-cleaning services 10.50% 12.00%
Lawyer or legal services 13.00% 14.50%
Library, archive, museum or other cultural activity 8.50% 9.50%
Management consultancy 12.50% 14.00%
Manufacturing food 8.00% 9.00%
Manufacturing that is not listed elsewhere 8.50% 9.50%
Manufacturing yarn, textiles or clothing 8.00% 9.00%
Manufacturing fabricated metal products 9.50% 10.50%
Membership organisation 7.00% 8.00%
Mining or quarrying 9.00% 10.00%
Packaging 8.00% 9.00%
Photography 10.00% 11.00%
Post Offices 4.50% 5.00%
Printing 7.50% 8.50%
Pubs 6.00% 6.50%
Publishing 10.00% 11.00%
Real estate activity not listed elsewhere 12.50% 14.00%
Repairing personal or household goods 9.00% 10.00%
Repairing vehicles 7.50% 8.50%
Retailing food, confectionery, tobacco, newspapers or children's clothing 3.50% 4.00%
Retailing pharmaceuticals, medical goods, cosmetics or toiletries 7.00% 8.00%
Retailing vehicles or fuel 6.00% 6.50%
Retailing that is not listed elsewhere 6.50% 7.50%
Secretarial services 11.50% 13.00%
Social work 10.00% 11.00%
Sport or recreation 7.50% 8.50%
Transport or storage, including couriers, freight, removals and taxis 9.00% 10.00%
Travel agency 9.50% 10.50%
Veterinary medicine 10.00% 11.00%
Wholesaling agricultural products 7.00% 8.00%
Wholesaling food 6.50% 7.50%
Wholesaling that is not listed elsewhere 7.50% 8.50%

Note: "Labour-only building or construction services" means building or construction services where the value of materials supplied is less than 10 per cent of relevant turnover from such services; any other building or construction services are "general building or construction services".

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