VAT Deregistration

Has anyone any experience of a client registering, and deregistering, within days.

A new client started work as a freelance courier and registered for VAT after a couple of months. The work wasn't profitable, so he continued looking for employment. He expected this to take a few months, but he managed to find a job days after registering for VAT.

He bought a van (prior to registration) and we intended reclaiming the VAT, but he has now deregistered as self-employment has ceased. The VAT reclaim on the van is below the threshhold for VAT to be repaid on deregistration. His first VAT Return is also his final return. Are HMRC likely to refuse the VAT reclaim on the van?

Comments
There are 9 comments. Login or register to view them.

Short registration for VAT

leshoward |
leshoward's picture

Short Registration

twj4789 |

Below the threshhold

ShirleyM |
ShirleyM's picture

In that case

twj4789 |

Can't see a problem...

justsotax |

Thanks everyone

ShirleyM |
ShirleyM's picture

And a further VAT claim to be made...

DMGbus |
DMGbus's picture

Taxable supplies

Cloudcounter |

Yes

ShirleyM |
ShirleyM's picture