I was helping our support team with a flat rate VAT scheme query and needed to look up HMRC’s documentation.

Here is the link (note bold text):


Later on in the documentation the text reads, “You need to include any services from abroad that the reverse charge applies to, but don’t include the value of the services in your flate rate turnover calculations.”

HMRC typos are far more interesting than VAT so I thought I would post my findings 🙂

The first person to spot a typo in the Clear Books system gets a free Clear Books T-Shirt!


Posted by Tim Fouracre

Tim founded Clear Books in 2008. Like many small business owners he worked from home for 15 months to get his startup off the ground. Today Tim enjoys helping Clear Books, its customers and its growing team innovate and achieve. Tim did his GCE O Levels in Ghana.


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    On the plus side it took over six months for someone to find one!

    Alex – if you would like to drop emma at clearbooks an email with your address, your one in a million T Shirt will be on its way.


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    Hi there,
    I’m starting to apply VAT and would like to know what I need to put in the VAT Rate box. I’m on the flat rate scheme so do I put 20% or the rate that I will be paying at? Thanks in advance.


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    Hi Bob – put the flat rate you will be paying.


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