Small businesses have been reminded of changes to the UK's VAT systems.
HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has issued a notice urging such enterprises to be prepared for the changes, which mean that from April 1st this year all VAT returns must be filed online.
Those yet to have made the necessary adjustments to cope with online filing could be tempted to seek the assistance of a specialist accountancy service to ensure their financial affairs are in order.
"Previously, only newly-registered businesses and those with turnovers of more than £100,000 had to submit their VAT online, as well as pay electronically. Anyone else could send HMRC a paper VAT return, but this will no longer be an option," the department explained.
Business owners have also been urged to register for online filing in plenty of time ahead of the changeover to avoid the risk of incurring any late filing penalties.
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