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New VAT penalty regime guidance published

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Published: 06 Jan 2023 Update History

HMRC releases guidance on the new penalty regime for late submission and payment of VAT returns. Guidance on late payment and repayment interest has also been published.

On 4 January 2023, HMRC published five guidance pages relating to the new penalty regime for late submission and payment of VAT returns, as well as late payment and repayment interest. This new guidance is aimed at taxpayers and their agents. 

HMRC’s internal manuals on this topic are aimed at HMRC officers but are freely available. They are listed below.

HMRC is running a webinar on the changes, aimed at businesses, on 17 February 2023. A short video on the changes is available on HMRC’s YouTube channel.

Feedback on the new guidance would be welcome. Please send it to Ed Saltmarsh.

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