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Monday
Jun072010

VAT Registration Details Should Always Be Added to Company Websites

While many businesses in the UK still do not have a website, some of those that do are apparently flouting the law.  As an accountant I know how important it is to make sure an individual or business adheres to the law with regard to the required information that should be on their website.

For example, if your business is registered for VAT, that information should be on your website.  You should have your VAT registration number clearly displayed, along with the address your business is based at.  In addition to this if your business is actually a limited company and you have a company registration number, this should also be clearly displayed.

I have visited many websites that should contain this information and many times I have come up empty.  But while it is possible to find advice on how to do this, it isn’t perhaps as widely known as being a requirement as it should be.

It is worth noting however that you don’t have to have this information on every single page of your site.  While some webmasters choose to include it in the footer for every page, others include it at the bottom of one page in particular – typically the ‘about us’ or ‘contact us’ page.

It is always important to make sure you are keeping up with all the rules in this area.  Tax laws are notoriously complicated but you can benefit from finding out more about your obligations as you move ahead with your business.  And if you are in need of further input, advice or support regarding your business or relevant tax implications, contact us here at St Matthew now.

 



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