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VAT Accounting and Invoicing

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7 hours · Self-paced
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Lifetime access
No formal qualification
10 CPD hours / points
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  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
  • Tutor is available to students

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Imagine running a successful business in the UK, and suddenly, you find yourself needing help navigating the complex world of Value Added Tax (VAT). Without a clear understanding of VAT rules, regulations, and best practices, your business could face unnecessary risks and penalties. This comprehensive course on "VAT Accounting and Invoicing" offers you an opportunity to gain in-depth knowledge and expertise in VAT-related matters. By mastering the principles of VAT, its applications, and its implications on various business transactions, you will be well-prepared to handle VAT accounting easily and confidently.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Comprehend VAT principles and terminology
  • Calculate VAT accurately and identify applicable rates
  • Understand VAT registration and exemptions
  • Manage invoicing, record-keeping, and VAT returns
  • Ensure VAT compliance and avoid penalties
  • Adapt to the digitalisation of tax procedures


10 CPD hours / points
Accredited by CPD Quality Standards

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Course Curriculum:

  • Module 01: Gain a fundamental understanding of VAT, its history, and its impact on businesses.
  • Module 02: Learn essential VAT terminology, concepts, and calculation methods.
  • Module 03: Discover who qualifies as a VAT-taxable person and the associated responsibilities.
  • Module 04: Explore VAT registration processes, thresholds, and obligations.
  • Module 05: Understand the various VAT rates applicable to different goods and services.
  • Module 06: Master the art of preparing VAT invoices and maintaining accurate records.
  • Module 07: Apply VAT knowledge to specific sectors, including goods, services, and vehicles.
  • Module 08: Delve into the concept of supply and its implications on VAT.
  • Module 09: Learn how to prepare, submit, and make payments for VAT returns.
  • Module 10: Acquire valuable tips to ensure VAT compliance and reduce risks.
  • Module 11: Understand VAT exemptions and zero-rated VAT and their practical applications.
  • Module 12: Address miscellaneous VAT issues, penalties, and dispute resolution.
  • Module 13: Embrace the digital transformation of tax procedures with Making Tax Digital.


Upon completion of the course, learners can obtain a certificate as proof of their achievement. You can receive a £4.99 PDF Certificate sent via email, a £9.99 Printed Hardcopy Certificate for delivery in the UK, or a £19.99 Printed Hardcopy Certificate for international delivery. Each option depends on individual preferences and locations.

Who is this course for?

This Introduction to VAT course is designed for business owners, finance professionals, accountants, tax consultants, and individuals interested in gaining a comprehensive understanding of VAT accounting and invoicing practices in the UK. The Introduction to VAT course content is tailored to cater to both beginners and professionals seeking to update their knowledge or expand their skillset in VAT-related matters.

Career path

  • VAT Specialist - £30,000 to £50,000/year
  • Tax Consultant - £25,000 to £55,000/year
  • Financial Analyst - £30,000 to £60,000/year
  • Management Accountant - £28,000 to £50,000/year
  • Bookkeeper - £18,000 to £30,000/year
  • Finance Manager - £30,000 to £60,000/year

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