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HMRC to issue electronic certificates of status

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From 1 May 2022, HMRC will issue certificates of status by email. The new ‘certificate of status of taxable person’ (VAT66) includes a direct link to the UK VAT registration checker. This allows the refunding tax authority to verify the information provided on the certificate.

HMRC notes that correspondence by email is only available where permission has been granted. Taxpayers must accordingly complete and attach an informed consent form to the VAT66 request.

HMRC had been issuing certificates of status to UK businesses by email since March 2021, but only where the business has already given permission.

Issue: 1574
Categories: News