Have to register a client for VAT and Option to Tax, not sure if i am confusing the issue and would appreaciate a reality check with a fresh pair of eyes.
-Client purchases a building, land registry title is dated 20th August 2021, she paid the money to her solicitors (invoice dated 15th July 2021).
-There is no written decision made to take Option to Tax.
-Client comes to me yesterday wanting to opt to tax. I take it the effective date to opt to tax would be yesterday as thats the day she formally agreed to undertake the action.
1- Is the 9th of september 2021 the effective date i should put on the vat1614a and in doing so will she be able to claim her VAT back that she paid on the 15th of july?
2-does the date of VAT registration on the VAT 1 have to be the same date as the date of opting to tax (as she has paid some other costs etc in june in relation to the building and wants to claikm the VAT back if possible.