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VAT reclaim and "trading as name"

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Our company is registered for VAT (and at company's house) in our limited name which consist of INITIALS+ SURNAME+LTD. Recently our MD has started using a slighlty different name (which consist of THE+SURNAME (same surname)+ GROUP) and I am getting more and more supply invoices in this new name. The point I am trying to put across is that as we are registered for VAT purposes in our Limited name we can't reclaim VAT under a different name ... but am I correct? I would just like to be sure before I quick a fuss :).

For info, none of our stationery mentions Trading as....actually our letterhead only shows the SURNAME as the company name, nowhere does it show our registered Ltd name (but our sales invoices do show the limited registered name).

Many thanks.

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By frankfx
12th May 2021 16:57
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By Paul Crowley
12th May 2021 17:03

Director is making life difficult
The word limited is important.

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By pandora
12th May 2021 17:12

totally agree, but if we put aside that quite a lot is wrong in how our stationery is formatted - and I will address this issue with him. Could we still claim VAT if the supplier raise his invoice in our trading as name as opposed to our ltd name?

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By SXGuy
12th May 2021 17:15

Surely the question should be, should I notify hmrc vat that we now use a trading as name.

Plus if it was me I'd make sure our stationary clearly says X is a trading name of Y Ltd reg no. 1234567

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By Paul Crowley
12th May 2021 17:15

Best solution as a quickfix

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By pandora
12th May 2021 17:39

Thx. If we do this, does it then matter whether some suppliers invoices use the Ltd name or the trading as name?

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By SXGuy
13th May 2021 06:26

If vat office are aware of trading names then it shouldn't matter imo

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By pandora
13th May 2021 11:17

Many thanks to all!

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By LW64
13th May 2021 08:53

E for envelope.
Sorry a bugbear and an easy way to remember.

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