For small businesses, there are many types of VAT systems, Cash accounting, Flat rate schemes, Apportionment schemes and schemes for different business sectors. I can help you investigate which is right for you. Then keep your records so the information is readily available, to fill in the quarterly (or monthly) returns and the information you require to manage your cash flow to meet these bills. HMRC not only require you to keep up-to-date records but charge you penalties if you don’t, or you are late with a payment.
HMRC do inspecting small businesses to check their record keeping. By making sure that you have all the paperwork ready and reduce the stress, should you have a visit from the 'tax man'.